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.
Very ornate studded handle.
20" height x 4 1/4" width x 2" depth
Stands 24" high on its custom metal base, which measures 17 1/2" x 4" x4"
Ex Jacques Hautelet Collection