Late 19th Century Tribal Zulu Knobkerrie For Sale
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Late 19th Century Tribal Zulu Knobkerrie


Knobkerries were ubiquitously carried by South African men as weapons and symbols of status. While typically designed as utilitarian objects, they were oftentimes crafted with a great aesthetic sensibility, emerging as works of art in their own right. This knobkerrie sports a conspicuously large, heavy, ridged head that has been smoothed to a sheen over much of its surface by age and use. The head's top surface contains a wide, shallow depression. A brass band clasps the slim but sturdy shaft of the kerrie just below the centre point.


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    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 19 in. x W 5 in. x D 5 in.H 48.26 cm x W 12.7 cm x D 12.7 cm
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    New York, NY
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