A Congolese Dagger, And Two West African Daggers
Lot 1
A Congolese Dagger, And Two West African Daggers
Sold for £200 (US$ 336) inc. premium
Lot Details
A Congolese Dagger, And Two West African Daggers
The First Tetela, The Last Nkundu Or Konda And Hausa, All Late 19th/Early 20th Century
The first with waisted tapering double-edged blade with shallow medial ridge and incised with four close-set lines along one edge for most of its length on both sides, wooden shouldered grip with tall tapering conical pommel of circular section and entirely covered in copper sheet (incomplete) secured by copper tacks and with incised line decoration overall; the second with double-edged leaf-shaped blade, and wooden grip widening at the pommel and entirely bound with strips of iron, copper and brass; the last with similar blade, and waisted leather-covered grip, in original leather scabbard with leather arm-band (3)
27.5 cm., 13.9 cm and 15.8 cm. blades

Footnotes

  • Literature:
    Hoffmeyer, cat. nos. 341, 343 and 333, pp. 303, 305, 306 and 307, fig. 67
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