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Kuba Spearhead (N° 17042)

The Kuba of the Democratic Republic of Congo, made up of the Bushoong, Ngeendé, Binji, Wongo, Kété tribes, etc. established between the Sankuru and Kasai rivers, stood out for their sophisticated royal art and variety. For the past century, this creative people has provided many remarkable pieces to museums and collectors in Europe and America. The Kuba are made up of eighteen groups, including the dominant Bushoong who were at the origin of the Kuba kingdom ruled by the Nyim king in the 16th century. Each clan has produced a variety of sculptures, statues, prestigious objects, masks, frequently decorated with geometric patterns.
The Kuba, whose name means " flash " also produced African tools and weapons, including jet knives, which later became transaction values, and heavy swords of war, Ilwoon .
aslene with ochre-stained granulous.  

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OriginCollection Mercier
EthnyKuba
Countryrdc ex zaire
Material(s)metal
Height cm35
Width7 cm
Weight0.30 Kg
Estimated dating1ère halfxx°
Socle includedYes

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