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Ngombe knife (N° 22013)

"Execution" knives were occasionally parade weapons, such as this ngulu whose wooden handle is embellished with copper wire and plated with metal sheets. The oxidized blade has small hatched patterns. In the north-west of Zaire, south of Oubangui, live the 6000 Moswea-Ngombe who speak the Bantu language. Their neighbors are the Ngbandi and the Ngbaka and various banda groups. They knew no god but expected favors from their ancestors, including health and prosperity. Their throwing knives used for hunting were used as currencies.
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OriginEx-collection belge
EthnyNgombe
Countryrdc ex zaire
Material(s)wood, metal
Height cm57
Width20 cm
Weight0.75 Kg
Estimated datingcirca 1960
Socle includedYes

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