Late 19th Century Tribal Boa Sickle

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Elegance and painstaking craftsmanship mark this Boa sickle, which stands like an alert snake, poised, rigid yet fluid. The warmth of the handle against the cool steel grey of the blade create a pleasing contrast for the eye, but what compels the viewer most at close range is the astonishing detail of the fuller work, marvelously tracing the length of the blade in ranks and flanking a central channel of lovely and varied incised motifs.

Comes with custom base.

This sickle was exhibited in Life Force at the Anvil, University of North Carolina, Asheville, 1998.
Details
In the Style Of
Tribal
Place of Origin
Congo, Democratic Republic of the
Date of Manufacture
Late 19th Century
Period
Late 19th Century
Condition
Excellent
Dimensions
30 in. H x 15 in. W
76 cm H x 38 cm W
Dealer Location
New York, NY
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU104803996623
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