Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Ceremonial Knife

19th–20th century
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Ngala peoples
Iron, brass, leather, pigment, wood (?), kaolin (?)
H. 18 3/4 x W. 5 1/4 x D. 18 3/4 in. (47.7 x 13.3 x 47.6 cm)
Credit Line:
The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1979
Accession Number:
Not on view
Stanislaw Swiderski, Poland, until 1958; Nelson A. Rockefeller, New York, 1958, on loan to The Museum of Primitive Art, New York, 1958–1978

Ballarini, R. Black Africa's Traditional Arms. Milan: Africa Curio, 1992.

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