Two Shona Knives in Sheaths, Zimbabwe/Mozambique
Lot 171
Two Shona Knives in Sheaths, Zimbabwe/Mozambique
Sold for US$ 2,750 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Property from the Estate of Norman Hurst --
Two Shona Knives in Sheaths, Zimbabwe/Mozambique
lengths 15 3/4 and 17in (40 and 43.2cm)
one with the hilt with a large flaring terminus, four rows of carved diamond elements decorate the sheath, as do several rows of braided brass wire wraps on both the hilt and sheath, a carved suspension lug is relatively large; the other with hilt and sheath deeply carved with diamond-shaped designs and cross-hatching; long suspension lug just above section wrapped with sinew at bottom of sheath.
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  1. Fredric Backlar
    Specialist - African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art
    Bonhams
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    Los Angeles, 90046
    United States
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