Ceremonial Knife with Wooden Handle

African, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ngombe and neighbori
early 20th century


Dimensions

Overall: 69.9 cm (27 1/2 in.) Lender Accessory: 55.2 x 11.4 x 11.4 cm (21 3/4 x 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2006.2040

Medium or Technique

Iron, wood

On View

Richard B. Carter Gallery (Gallery 171)

Collections

Africa and Oceania

Classifications

Swords, daggers, knives

Provenance

Between January 1992 and December 1993, sold by Amyas Naegle, New York, to anonymous donors; 2006, anonymous year-end gift to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 24, 2007)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift