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Ngombe Ngulu execution knife (N° 20973)

"Execution" knives are also parade weapons, such as this ngulu whose wooden handle is wrapped with a copper strip. Each side has fine decorative hatching. In northwestern Zaire, south of the Ubangi,live the 6000 Moswea-Ngombe of Bantu language. Their neighbors are the Ngbandi and the Ngbaka and various banda groups. They knew no god but expected favors from their ancestors, among them health and prosperity. Their throwing knives used for hunting were used as currency.
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OriginEx-collection belge
EthnyNgombe
Countryrdc ex zaire
Material(s)wood, metal
Height71
Width19
Weight1.17 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°
Socle includedYes

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