This Mongo knife has been vetted as being authentic with signs of use and age, but the handle has been replaced.
Photographs © Hamill Gallery
19" high x 6" wide x 1.5" deep
Material: Iron and wood (handle)
Culture of Origin: Mongo, Ekonda or Konda/ Kundu. Part of a greater grouping of differing peoples known as the Mongo, the Konda who number approximately 200,00, live in an area of mixed influences and stylistic and technical absorption of shared Mongo culture and craft. The Ekonda (Konda) or Mongo are best known for their well-worked swords and emblematic weapons carried during parades.
Our thanks to Dr. Daniel Mato for identifying the piece.
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