Africa

Fine “Emambele” axe of the Mangbetu

15619 Category:

975$ Exl. VAT

Origin: D. R. C (Democratic Republic of Congo)

Date: Early 20 C.

Probably the best known and representative of the Mangbetu people is the emambele axe, with its typical sharply curved sickle shaped blade. Very common on the  market but not many of higher quality.

The emambele axe offered here employ a large forged iron blade with two  holes and  three blade protrusion. Beautifully carved handle.

Blade 8 1/2 inches (18 cm) long. Total length 14 inches (36 cm). Very good condition. Good untouched age patina on the blade. Authentic and original implement, early 20C.

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