Axe

Description
The axe’s wooden handle is attached to a blade of decorated iron and a sheathing of patterned copper – both metals being rare and expensive. The axe symbolised the potency of a ruler’s power and emphasised their authority in long distance trade.
Accession Loan No.
91/1932/48
Collection Class
Personal objects
Common Name
axe
Simple Name
axe
Full Name
ceremonial axe
Dimensions
whole length 355 mm; whole W 207 mm
Cultural Group
Songye
Production Year High
1932
Production Parish
Nsapo
Production Country
Congo, Democratic Republic of
Production Area Region
Central Africa
Production Continent
Africa
Family Group

Material
copper; iron
Collection Area Region
CENT
Collection Continent
Africa

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