Lot 253: A Superb and Rare Songye Kifwebe knife

A Superb and Rare Songye Kifwebe knife, Songye; D.R. Congo

The handle in the form of a figure with Kifwebe head, with high sagittal crest and long tubular eyes, the central ridge forming the line of the face with a distinct nose and squared mouth, the figure with bent arms carved geometrically holding the chin, the whole with linear striations in red and white against a black ground, the blade inset into the bottom of the figure. A fine and rare example. H. 15"

Property of a New York estate

Ex. Bay Area private collection

Price Realized: $2,300

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