Lot: 356

93rd Tribal Art Auction

Convolute weapons

Cameroon / Nigeria / D. R. Congo

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Hubert Pettenkofer, Passau, Germany 250 EUR
plus 23 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

5 pieces, a) Cameroon, Matakam, throwing knife and prestige object "hunga-munga", "senghese" or "zezen", steel, plant fibre, animal skin, l: 59,5 cm; b) Cameroon, Bana / Kapsiki / Fali / Kirdi, dance hatchet, metal, wood, leather, l: 39,5 cm; c) Nigeria, Igbira / Bini / Nupe, ring dagger, brass, l: 28,5 cm; d) Nigeria, Hausa, knife in leather sheath, metal, l: 45,5 cm; e) knife in wooden sheath, D. R. Congo, Chokwe (Caprivi Strip), metal, pigments, l: 36,5 cm


Zirngibl, Manfred A. & Werner Fischer, Afrikanische Waffen, Passau 1978, p. 30, ill. 34 (a); Zirngibl, Manfred A., Seltene afrikanische Kurzwaffen, Grafenau 1983, p. 30, ill. 24 (b); Zirngibl, Manfred A. & Alexander Kubetz, Panga na visu, Riedlhütte 2009