Pair of spears - Kuba - Congo - SOLD

Spears, a niche in African art

Spears, knives, axes, and coin blades, all made of wood and wrought iron, testify to the metal skills of the Kuba and related peoples of Central Africa. Most present an inventive variety of forms and achievements far beyond what was functionally necessary.

I use the name Kuba generically. The specialists of the field will identify these parts in a much more precise way. The sleeves are made of wood, embellished with teeth and pearls, a piece dated from the beginning of the 20th century.

Pair of old and authentic objects sold by our art gallery, the reference in Belgium.

Origin : Ex Diorama museum Holterberg, Ex Dijk-Dekker, Ex H. de Vriese Dating : 1930'sSize : +/- 110 cm Materials : wood, iron, tooth, beads 

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Data sheet

Presumed dating
Circa 1930
Size
Ethnic group
Kuba / Bakuba
Country
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Origin
Tribal art collection Belgium

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