Lot 250: A Fine and old Songye Axe

A Fine and old Songye Axe , Songye; D.R. Congo

Of classical form, the handle covered in reptile skin. The blade with three struts, the center strut with hammered faces. The rounded blade with dotted motif, some oxidation, and some loss of skin on handle. H. 14''

Property of an east Coast private collector

Collected by Reverend Crowley, A presbyterian missionary who lived in Congo from 1896-1900.

Bonhams, NY November 2007, Lot 2196

Estimate: $900 - $1,200

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