A Congolese Throwing Knife
Lot 6Y
A Congolese Throwing Knife
Sold for £625 (US$ 1,049) inc. premium
Lot Details
A Congolese Throwing Knife
Momvu, Late 19th/Early 20th Century
With waisted blade of broad flattened diamond section curved and becoming bulbous, a sharp point at the back, pierced with four holes and decorated along both sides with punched dots forming a medial line of triangles, and with ivory grip in two stages, the upper section of waisted circular section turned with mouldings at the top beneath the pommel
22 cm. blade

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  • Literature:
    Hoffmeyer, cat. no. 346, pp. 303 and 307, fig. 67
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