- Sold out
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.
- Presumed dating
- 1st half XXth century
- 43 x 23 cm
- Ethnic group
- Wood, metal
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Private collection Emile T., Bruxelles, Belgium
- Very good
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