South African Zulu Prestige horn knobkerrie or Sceptre Club from the early to mid 19th Century

 

Tribe : Zulu / Nguni
Country: South Africa
Length = 56,5 cm
Period: 19th century (1820-1870) 
Perfect condition

 

A prestigious horn sceptre club which most lickely belonged to a high ranking nobleman or even a Zulu king. The head of the club has carvings or decorations which is extremely rare. This museum piece is in excellent condition.

 

 

Ancient very unique and Exceptional Throwing Knife of the Gbaya/Pomo/Bumali people

Tribe : Gbaya / Pomo / Bumali
Region: Central African Republic / DR CONGO
Length = 64 cm
Period: 19th century (1870-1900) 
Perfect condition

 

 

 

 

Unique Yakoma long straight knife DR Congo/Central African Republic ca 1870-1900

Tribe : Yakoma

Country : DR Congo / Central African Republic

ca 1870-1900

 

A most beautiful very rare and fine decorated Yakoma straight dagger with a leather scabbard. A true museum quality rare item in perfect condition.

Length with scabbard = 49 cm

 

Unique Langbase sickle sword Congo/Central African Republic ca 1850/1870

Tribe : Langbase / Dakpa / Yakpa / Mbugbu / Wada / Ngapu / Togbo

Country : Congo / Central African Republic

ca 1860/1880

A most beautiful very rare and fine decorated Langbase sickle sword. A true museum quality rare item in perfect condition.

Length = 50 cm

Perfect condition.

Museum quality rare piece !

 

 

 

 

Old extremely rare and Exceptional dagger from the Mangbetu - DR Congo 19th century

Tribe : Mangbetu

Country : DR Congo / Uele region North Congo
Age: late 19th century / ca 1900
Length: 36 cm
Perfect condition
Museum Quality!

 

Of this particular type of Mangbetu dagger only a few are known in private and museum collections. 

Extremely rare museum quality dagger from DR Congo

 

Copper Axe Songye / Songe / Nsapo Luba - DR Congo - Museum Quality - ca 1900

Tribe : Songye / Songe / Nsapo

Country : DR Congo / Kasaï
Age: 19th century / 1900
Length: 46 cm

Material : Copper
Perfect condition
Museum Quality axe!

 

 

Exceptional and very rare Ngiri Lobala Shield

Tribe : Ngiri / Mabo / Lobala / Ngbaka

Country : DR Congo / Ubangi region

19th Century - 1900

Museum Quality

Dimensions shield : Length: 140 cm x 48 cm

 

This type of shield is found in many african ethnic groups, whether Bantu or not. It is called ngubagubawara or gele according to these tribes. It is made up of several layers of braided fibers and an oval piece of wood serves as a handle. This basketry work was traditionally reserved for men, except in the Ngiri and Poto where women could exercise it. The name Nguba comes from the proto-bantu gùbà word which means «shield». The Obambas sometimes used animal skin to make them.

 

 

Old extremely rare and Exceptional dagger from the Songye / Songe / Nsapo - DR Congo 19th century

Tribe : Songye / Songe / Nsapo

Country : DR Congo / Kasaï
Age: 19th century / 1900
Length: 39,5 cm
Perfect condition
Museum Quality!

 

Of this particular type of Songye dagger only a few are known in private and museum collections. The iron blade has copper inlay and the grip also has copper alloy.

Extremely rare museum quality dagger from DR Congo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Very rare Trumbash iron knife  from the Mangbetu Tribe - DR Congo -  19th century

Tribe : Mangbetu

Country : DR Congo / Uele region

Height : 35 cm

In excellent condition.

3rd quarter of 19th century

 

An unique museum quality trumbash iron knife. This particular item is unique because it has been forged out of 1 single piece of iron. The frip which is normally made out of wood or ivory is in this case a single cast iron knife. This makes the item very rare and a must have for collectors of African Art from the Mangbetu or African daggers collections.

 

 

 

Exceptional and unique rare throwing blade from Sara or Teda Tribe South Sudan / Chad - near Central African Republic 19th century

 

Tribe : Sara or Teda

Country : Sudan / Chad near border Central african Republic

Height : 45 cm

In excellent condition.

 

This particular throwing blade is very unique in style. The item can be attributed to the Sara people from Sudan or the Teda from Chad. Most lickely from a tribe near the Central African Republic this item is stylistically the closest to. A very high quality intriguing item. 

Exceptional Short Sword from The Ngombe / Ngbandi Tribe Dr Congo Ubangi - Africa Ca 1900

 

Tribe : Ngombe / Ngbandi

Country : DR Congo Region Ubangi

Height : 49,5 cm

 

Superb and super rare type of Ngombe / Ngabndi short sword.

In excellent condition.

 

Big antique Kota bird knife osele/musele onzil type Gabon

 

Tribe : Kota

Country Gabon

Period : Late 19th / early 20th century.

Dimensions : 33 x 31 cm

Museum quality hornbill type of Kota bird knife

This is an onzil/ osele, but mistakenly these knives are called Throwing Knives, although they were never meant to be used as a weapon. They are mostly ceremonial and also used in certain religious processions . The shape of the blade is in the style of the Hornbill head, a bird much admired in Africa, hence the usual title “bird head knife”. Most probably originated by the Kota people from Gabon and later adopted by the Fang and other neighboring tribes.

Exceptional Gbilija Shield from the Zande tribe- DR CONGO


Tribe : Zande

Country : DR Congo
Period: 19th Century / 1900
Length: 113 cm x 52 cm
Museum Quality shield 

Basketwork / vegetal fibre / wood
Very rare shield in excellent condition.

 

The Azande were organized into chiefdoms that can also be called kingdoms. The Avongara were the nobility and passed it down through their lineage. chiefs had many roles within the chiefdoms such as being military, economic, and political leaders. All the unmarried men were laborers and warriors. This shield belonged to a Zande (Azande) warrior.

Prestige axe from the Hungaan or Pende DR Congo

Tribe : Hungaan / Pende / Mbala

Country : Democratic Republic of Congo

Age : Late 19th / early 20 the century

Height : 34 cm

 

A superb and rare Hungaan/Mbala/Pende prestige axe. Has beautiful natural patina and extremely well carved head/face. Most lickely for a high ranking chief.

 

Unique Langbase short sword Congo/Central African Republic ca 1850/1870

Tribe : Langbase/Dakpa/Yakpa/Mbugbu/Wada/Ngapu

Country : Congo / Central African Republic

ca 1850/1860

Has an old collection tag/lable on the grip

 

A most beautiful very rare and fine decorated Langbase sword with a leather scabbard. A true museum quality rare item in perfect condition.

Length with scabbard = 53 cm

 

 

Teke Ibia Ax From The Teke Tribe, DR Congo Brazzaville 19th Century

Tribe : Teke / Mfinu / Laali

Country : DR Congo / Congo-Brazzaville

Ca 1850-1900

An exceptional and very rare prestige ibia axe DR Congo/Brazzaville of the Teke /Mfinu and Laali people.
Axes like these type belonged to the Teke chiefs / Kings
A museum quality and extremely rare piece!!!
Period: Around 1850-19th century.
In perfect condition
Beautiful patina on the wood / heavy big iron blade

35 cm long

 

Unique and very rare Songye Nsapo ritual or ceremonial kilonda axe

With 2 complete copper/messing statues.

Tribe : Songye/Nsapo/Songe

Country DR Congo

Before 1940

A monumental kilonda axe with 2 messing figures and a total of 22 iron heads.

The 2 figures have male and female features and look like androgyn small metal statues which makes it even more interesting and an unique collectors item of museum quality.

The wooden grip has lizard skin.

The total length of the axe = 60 cm.