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Late 19th Century Tribal Zulu or Ndebele Knobkerrie

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A South African knobkerrie designed to project power and intimidate enemies. This impressive piece features a shaft intricately decorated with brass and copper wirework and a spherical head adorned with brass studs. Condition is good, though a few studs are missing. This object can be based to stand on a table or attached to a wall mount.

Details

  • Condition
    Good.
  • Dimensions

    H 25 in. x W 3 in. x D 3 in.

    H 63.5 cm x W 7.62 cm x D 7.62 cm

  • Seller location
    New York, NY
  • Reference number
    LU104804006303

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