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Songye axe (N° 27388)

African weapons and currencies used to assert the prestige of local chiefs.
Songye ceremonial ax whose blade is carried by a handle decorated with sculpted figures, including a double face repeating the Songye typology. Sections are covered with sheets of metal, fragments of which are chipped.
Height on base: 56 cm. Originally from Shaba in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Songye are related to the Luba, with whom they share common ancestors.  

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OriginEx-collection française
Countryrdc ex zaire
Material(s)wood, metal
Height cm45
Depth52 cm
Width7 cm
Weight2.09 Kg
Estimated datingcirca 1960
Socle includedYes

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