Lot No. 162


Mixed lot (3 items): Mangbetu, Momvu, Wagenia; Dem. Rep. of Congo: Two work knives and a belt.


Mixed lot (3 items): Mangbetu, Momvu, Wagenia; Dem. Rep. of Congo: Two work knives and a belt. - Tribal Art

1: Two work knives with interesting, asymmetrical, double-edged blade shapes and long, round, black coloured wooden handles. The handle of the larger knife is attached to the blade by means of an iron band wrapped in a spiral. Both knives show very old usage patina on their handles. L: 38.5 cm; 37.2 cm. Both blades are rusty as a result of prolonged improper storage.
2: A belt of the Wagenia, a tribe of fishermen near the Congo River, in the Kisangani region in northeastern Congo: The Wagenia belt consists of four hanks of vegetable fibre cords, to which a dense set of small brass rings is attached. With four ‘spreaders’ made of wood. An inscribed collection label is attached.
All 3 objects: First half of the 20th century; (ME)

Provenance: Collection of a German missionary.

Specialist: Erwin Melchardt Erwin Melchardt
+43-1-515 60-465

erwin.melchardt@dorotheum.at

26.05.2015 - 15:00

Estimate:
EUR 600.- to EUR 800.-

Mixed lot (3 items): Mangbetu, Momvu, Wagenia; Dem. Rep. of Congo: Two work knives and a belt.


1: Two work knives with interesting, asymmetrical, double-edged blade shapes and long, round, black coloured wooden handles. The handle of the larger knife is attached to the blade by means of an iron band wrapped in a spiral. Both knives show very old usage patina on their handles. L: 38.5 cm; 37.2 cm. Both blades are rusty as a result of prolonged improper storage.
2: A belt of the Wagenia, a tribe of fishermen near the Congo River, in the Kisangani region in northeastern Congo: The Wagenia belt consists of four hanks of vegetable fibre cords, to which a dense set of small brass rings is attached. With four ‘spreaders’ made of wood. An inscribed collection label is attached.
All 3 objects: First half of the 20th century; (ME)

Provenance: Collection of a German missionary.

Specialist: Erwin Melchardt Erwin Melchardt
+43-1-515 60-465

erwin.melchardt@dorotheum.at


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Auction: Tribal Art
Date: 26.05.2015 - 15:00
Location: Vienna | Palais Dorotheum
Exhibition: 20.05. - 26.05.2015