Ngombe Throwing Knife

c. 1900
$1,480 USD
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W: 14.5" D: 0.75" H: 18.75"
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With its many blades and dramatic form, this impressive throwing knife would have been a status symbol and a form of currency among the Ngombe peoples of what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Demonstrating the skill of the blacksmith who crafted it, the knife features razor-thin blades forged into a complex and remarkably expressive arrangement. We’re struck by the vitality of the wrought metal workmanship and the commanding presence of its emblematic silhouette.

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