Ethnographic Arts & Textiles

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LOT 181

Lot 181

Kuba Ceremonial Prestige Knife (Ikula), Democratic Republic of Congo, Central Africa, 19th century

Kuba Ceremonial Prestige Knife (Ikula), Democratic Republic of Congo, Central Africa, 19th century
Lot 181 Details
Kuba Ceremonial Prestige Knife (Ikula), Democratic Republic of Congo, Central Africa, 19th century

with lancet form blade to wire inset hardwood grip
height 14.25 in — 36.2 cm

Estimate $200-$300

Realised: $240
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

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Kuba Ceremonial Prestige Knife (Ikula), Democratic Republic of Congo, Central Africa, 19th century
  • Kuba Ceremonial Prestige Knife (Ikula), Democratic Republic of Congo, Central Africa, 19th century
Provenance:

Waddington's May, 01, 2014, lot 324;
Ex. Billy Jamieson Collection, Toronto

Purchased Waddington's, May, 01, 2014

https://www.waddingtons.ca/auction/the-william-billy-jamieson-collection-online-auction-of-tribal-art-and-weapons-may-01-2014/gallery/lot/324/

CONDITION DETAILS

Some rust, oxidation to blade and handle. Additional images available upon request.

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  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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