A Congolese Throwing Knife
Lot 7Y
A Congolese Throwing Knife
£400 - 500
US$ 670 - 840
Lot Details
A Congolese Throwing Knife
Boa Or Mangbetu, Late 19th/Early 20th Century
With blackened sharply beaked blade pierced with two circular holes and with bright cutting edges, the back of the blade with a pair of projections of hexagonal section, a single projection en suite at the front, and with turned ivory grip of circular section becoming slightly waisted ovoidal section at the base
20.3 cm. blade

Footnotes

  • Literature:
    Hoffmeyer, cat. no. 347, pp. 303 and 307, fig. 67

    For a similar example see Bonhams New York, African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art, 12 May 2012, lot 177
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