A DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO TEKE PRESTIGE BRASS MOUNTED STEEL AXE
A DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO TEKE PRESTIGE BRASS MOUNTED STEEL AXE

LATE 19TH CENTURY

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A DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO TEKE PRESTIGE BRASS MOUNTED STEEL AXE
LATE 19TH CENTURY
Decorated with brass tacks above a copper bound hardwood handle with flared iron blade, on a later mahogany and black metal presentation stand
12 ¼ in. ( 31 cm.) high; 14 in. (35.5 cm.) wide, excluding stand

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Lot Essay

For a comparable axe from the Teke tribe see Karl-Ferdinand Schaedler, Earth and Ore 2500 Years of African Art in Terra-cotta and Metal, 1997, pg.336, fig. 662
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