Knife

Description
This stylised harvesting knife is associated with Mangbetu chiefship being present on formal occasions, and presented to favoured families. It was an item of great value. This knife would have been owned by a member of the nobility.
Accession Loan No.
158/2000/3
Collection Class
Personal objects
Common Name
knife
Simple Name
knife
Full Name
knife
Dimensions
whole length 358 mm; whole W 170 mm
Cultural Group
Mangbetu
Production Year High
2000
Production Country
Democratic Republic of Congo
Production Area Region
CENT
Production Continent
Africa
Family Group

Material
metal; wood; brass
Function Name
weapon
Collection Area Region
CENT
Collection Continent
Africa

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