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Knife

Mangbetu

Artwork Details

Knife
circa 1900
Mangbetu
iron, ivory, leather sheath
9 1/4 in x 1 9/16 in x 1 in (23.5 cm x 4 cm x 2.5 cm);9 1/4 in x 1 9/16 in x 1 in (23.5 cm x 4 cm x 2.5 cm)
Gift of Candis and Helmut Stern
2005/1.233

On Display

Not currently on display

Description

These are important social symbols as prestige objects and self defense and status. This is a beautiful example with an ivory handle.

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