Kilonda Ceremonial Adze or Axe from Democratic Republic of Congo.
Kilonda Ceremonial Axe
Country: DemocratiC Republic of Congo
Material: Wood, Pigment, Iron.
Size: 14″ (35.4 cm) Tall
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.
|Dimensions||14 x 12 x 12 in|