Moko-ndo or ngbangba throwing knife Ngbaka,... - Lot 158 - Pestel-Debord

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Moko-ndo or ngbangba throwing knife Ngbaka,... - Lot 158 - Pestel-Debord
Moko-ndo or ngbangba throwing knife Ngbaka, Democratic Republic of Congo Steel, copper alloy H. 39 cm - L. 43 cm Provenance: Etude Loudmer, lot 361 As on the example from the Barbier-Mueller collection BMG 1026-431, it is tempting to see the silhouette of a bird in flight in the elegant form of this Ngbaka metalwork, although there is no study to confirm this. Socket sheathed in copper strips Cf. De fer et de fierté - Armes blanches d'Afrique noire du Musée Barbier-Mueller, Editions 5 Continents, Milan, 2003, p. 140, 141
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