Lot 172: A superb ivory handled Bakongo sword

People: SundiDR Congo
H: 20 1/2"
Of classical form, with anthropomorphic hilt, the handle of fine aged ivory depicting a hat-wearing janus head at the pommel. Iron blade intact with substantial oxidation. Mounted on a custom base.
Exhibited: Tall Grass Art Association, IL : 2012
Publication History: The Face of Sunset, Bourgeois & Rodolitz: Pg. 37, Fig. 32

Field collected by Victor Turnier; Charles Jones African Art, NC; Private Collection, CT.


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