CEREMONIAL SHORT SWORD Culture Konda, Democratic Republic of Congo First half of the 20th century

Frédéric Coridon

Description

CEREMONIAL SHORT SWORD
Culture Konda, Democratic Republic of Congo
First half of the 20th century
Iron and wood
Height: 42 cm; Width: 20.5 cm
(Old wood slot)

The Konda culture is identified with this particular cut of the blade at the level of the proximal part: a triangle whose top is included in the handle gives rise to a contiguous disc. The blade then tapers into a thin rectangular band to divide into two asymmetrical calligraphic growths which signify "Allah".
The wood is cylindrical, dressed in a coiled iron ligature.
On bronze plinth.

This weapon was considered an object of prestige and was reserved for ceremonial rites.

Text and photos © FCP CORIDON

Condition Very good state
1200 €

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