Lot: 21492nd Tribal Art Auction
D. R. Congo, Lobala
|Provenance||Size||Starting price / estimated price|
|L: 21.3 inch||
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wood, metal, The shape of the knife was, according to Zirngibl, developed from the judgement sword of the Ngala. The shapely knives seem to embody an elongated human figure with raised arms. Possession of such knives was reserved for chiefs.