KUBA "IKULA" KNIVES ARCHIVES, Dem. Rep. Congo

The knives below have been sold and are left here for reference and educational purposes.

For all unsold Kuba "Ikula" Knives: GO TO KUBA "IKULA" KNIVES 3 PAGE


 

KUBA
Knife101
13.5" high
SOLD

 

KUBA
Knife104
14" high
SOLD

 

KUBA
Knife107
13.5" high
SOLD

 KUBA
Knife108
14.25" high
SOLD

KUBA
Knife111
14" high
SOLD

KUBA
Knife109
16.25" high
SOLD

KUBA
Knife110
13.25" high
SOLD

KUBA
Knife112
14.5" high
SOLD

KUBA
Knife113
13.25" high
SOLD

KUBA
Knife114
14.5" high
SOLD

Knives 108-113 come from the Artcurial auction, June, 2008, Paris. They were collected by
Alex van Opstal between 1910 and 1930 and retain the metal number tags from his collection.


Photographs © Hamill Gallery

KUBA, "IKULA" KNIVES ARCHIVES, Dem. Rep. Congo

Several have very intricate inlaid metal work on the handles and were probably intended for status or currency rather than use as a knife.

Knives, axes, currency blades and spears attest to the skills in metal of the Kuba and related peoples of central Africa. Most exhibit an inventive variety of form and workmanship far beyond what was functionally necessary. Specialists in the field will identify these pieces much more specifically.


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