Iron, wood, brass wire and tacks
Long considered the most formidable
blacksmiths in the area because of their intricate weaponry, the
influence of the Ngombe spread to many of their neighbors.
They also created weaponry for ceremony rather than warfare.
One of the their main functions was to convey the status of its
holder, which would have only been a person of righ-rank. The
sword reflected its owner’s presitge in the community.
Beautifully engraved with a copper wire wrapped handle.
18" height x 4" width x 2" depth
Stands 18 1/2" high on its custom metal base, which measures 13 1/2" x 4" x4"
Ex Jacques Hautelet Collection