2 Old Large Ceremonial Staffs – Lia / Nkundu / Konda – DR Congo
Mid 20th century. Iron, wood. Cm. 92,2 and cm. 72,5 high (36.3″ and 28.54″).
Prestige sword like this, dating from the colonial period, have sometimes been used in major barter transactions.
See tribal Arms monographs Volume 2 “Performing Knives and derivatives” of Christian Gosseau, Brussels 1997 Figs 87-88.
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