Ngolo

Description
This elaborately forged knife, called an ngolo, was used exclusively on ceremonial occasions as a symbol of the legitimacy of the chief. This form has been linked in European reports to beheading during the funerals of chiefs.
Accession Loan No.
49/1950/2
Collection Class
Religion and magic
Common Name
ngolo
Simple Name
knife
Full Name
knife
Dimensions
whole length 630 mm; whole W 173 mm
Cultural Group
Bangala
Production Country
Congo, Democratic Republic of
Production Area Region
Central Africa
Production Continent
Africa
Family Group

Function Name
ceremonial
Collection Area Region
CENT
Collection Continent
Africa

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