Old Large Ceremonial Sword – Lia / Nkundu / Konda – DR Congo
Early to mid 20th century. Iron, wood. cm. 45,3 high (17.83″).
Prestige knife 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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