Songye ceremonial axe Democratic Republic... - Lot 74 - Giquello

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Songye ceremonial axe Democratic Republic... - Lot 74 - Giquello
Songye ceremonial axe Democratic Republic of the Congo Hardwood, steel, copper alloy H. 45 cm Provenance : Former private collection, France, according to family tradition, acquired circa 1930 Passed on by descent and remained in the family ever since. An object of prestige and pageantry among the Songye, the openwork steel blade is formed from three curves starting from the handle, forged from three faces. The wooden handle is entirely sheathed in copper.
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