Prestige Knife

African, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ngombe and Ngala peoples
mid-20th century


Dimensions

Overall: 74.9 cm (29 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2006.2051

Medium or Technique

Metal, wood

On View

Richard B. Carter Gallery (Gallery 171)

Collections

Africa and Oceania

Classifications

Swords, daggers, knives

Provenance

Between 2000 and 2006, acquired by Timothy Phillips, Boston [see note]; 2006, year-end gift of Timothy Phillips to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 24, 2007)

NOTE: Probably purchased from a dealer in Paris, Brussels, or New York.

Credit Line

Gift of Timothy Phillips