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African Poto Tribe Iron Currency Knife, 20th Century
A gorgeous and sculptural currency or ceremonial knife from the Poto Tribe, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 20th century. Of traditional form, with an iron blade and a wood and brass-clad handle. The blade etched with geometric designs. The patterns continuing in the hammered brass cladding. The iron blade displaying a nice dark patina in areas. The wood handle warm and smooth from handling. Mounted on a modern black metal stand. Measures: Height of knife only 26.5".
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- Place of Origin
- Date of Manufacture20th Century
- Materials and Techniques
- Condition DetailsThe blade with areas of rust. The brass cladding somewhat loose.
- WearWear consistent with age and use. Minor structural damages.
- DimensionsH 28 in. x W 4.25 in. x D 4 in.H 71.12 cm x W 10.8 cm x D 10.16 cm
- Seller LocationAustin, TX
- Reference NumberLU894712239143
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