Mantbetu knife - SOLD OUT

Ancient African knife well known among the Mangbetu. These prestige knives were worn by men of the ethnic group in everyday life.
There is a theory that the number of holes in the blade corresponds to the number of women (polygamy is allowed).
Here, two holes, so two wives potentially.

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Data sheet

Presumed dating
1st half XXth century
Size
43 x 23 cm
Ethnic group
Mangbetu
Material(s)
Wood, metal
Country
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Origin
Private collection Emile T., Bruxelles, Belgium
Condition
Very good

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