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Kilonda Ceremonial Axe


Kilonda Ceremonial Adze or Axe from Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Product Description

Item: #2704

Tribe: Kilonda

Country: DemocratiC Republic of Congo

Material: Wood, Pigment, Iron.

Size: 14″ (35.4 cm) Tall

Condition: Good

Provenance: Private USA Estate Collection.

This finely worked old adze with a double hooked blade would have been a symbol of status and office.  The rusty iron blade is set in the hafting to the back of the handle with a carved, expressive, ancestor face featuring scarification on the cheeks.  Other noteworthy elements include the curved coiffure in the back.  The erstwhile smooth and rounded handle shows extensive wear and natural lustrous patina.

Additional Information

Weight 6 lbs
Dimensions 14 x 12 x 12 in