Two Shona Knives in Sheaths, Zimbabwe/Mozambique
Lot 172
Two Shona Knives in Sheaths, Zimbabwe/Mozambique
Sold for US$ 2,375 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Property from the Estate of Norman Hurst --
Two Shona Knives in Sheaths, Zimbabwe/Mozambique
lengths 14 1/4 and 16 1/2in (36.2 and 42cm)
one with hilt and sheath covered almost entirely with braided wire wrapping; exposed feet both at top of sheath and bottom of hilt; decorative braided wire along central section of hilt; large suspension lug; the other hilt completely covered in intricately woven brass wire; wooden sheath covered in three bands of the same wire, with the top 4 inches of sheath also covered in brass wire, save for a small wooden knob at the top.
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  1. Fredric Backlar
    Specialist - African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art
    Bonhams
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