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African Ngulu Congolese Curved Sword on Custom Acrylic Stand

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This piece is from the Ngombe People of the Democratic Republic of Congo who live in the region between the Congo and Ubangi Rivers. This tribal artifact is called a Ngulu, which is an asymmetrical sickle-type iron blade with a carved wooden handle. It is used  as a symbol of prestige, a ceremonial dance accessory and currency; as well as, heavily decorated with many incisions in the metal covering the full length on both sides. 

This is an impactful piece presented on a custom acrylic stand and would complement a variety of interiors from Traditional to Modern and a variety of spaces from a great room to a study or office. 

Note: Blade is sharp and the piece is detachable from acrylic stand. Display and handle with caution. 

Place of Origin: Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

Date of Manufacture: mid/late-20th Century

Condition: Very Good

Wear: Consistent with age. Please refer to pictures.

Dimensions:

Sickle Blade: 25.5 in. L X 8 in. W / Handle: 3 in. Diam. / Total: 10.5 in H X 25.5 in L

Base: 11 in. L X 4 in. W X 1 in. H / Supports: 7 in H including 1 in. Base

Reference: Gosseau, Tribal Arms Monographs, Vol. 1/No. 2, 1997, Ethan Rider www.ertribal.com 

African Ngulu Congolese Curved Sword...

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