Lot: 564

77th tribal art auction

Club "knobkerrie"

South Africa, Zulu

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Old British Collection L: 21.3 inch sold

two-coloured african teak wood "kiaat", round shaft with two cuffs of copper wire, bowl-shaped mace-head, slightly dam., cracks;
every Zulu man used to have such a club, using it as an effective weapon.

Ginzberg, Marc, Afrikanische Formen, Mailand 2001, p. 202