Ethnographic Arts & Textiles

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LOT 184

Lot 184

African Mangbetu Sickle Knife, 19th century

African Mangbetu Sickle Knife, 19th century
Lot 184 Details
African Mangbetu Sickle Knife, 19th century

curved blade with two holes, iron wire wrapped hardwood handle and brass tacks
height 15 in — 38.1 cm

Estimate $150-$200

Realised: $120
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

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African Mangbetu Sickle Knife, 19th century
  • African Mangbetu Sickle Knife, 19th century
Purchased Waddington's, May, 01, 2014

CONDITION DETAILS

Rust and oxidation blade and handle. Additional images available upon request.

LOT 184
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  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 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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