Antique Guns, Antique Armour, Antique Shields
Hover over a thumbnail to view the picture,
click on a thumbnail to enlarge it.
. EAST AFRICAN TANZANIAN AXE
Zoom

19thC. EAST AFRICAN TANZANIAN AXE,  #9332

A late 19th century, East African axe from Tanzania at the time of German rule, the 5½ inch long hand forged iron blade with a rounded 2¾ inch edge, the back spike 2¾ inches long, set into a carved wooden handle, 24 inches long. With a collection number "27" and the Prince's mark, "H" under a crown     #9332fo

Formerly in the collection of Prince Henrik of Denmark, 1934-2018, consort to Queen Margrethe of Denmark, his collection of African art formed over many years during his visits to Africa in his role as Ambassador of the Red Cross, His collection was displayed at the Gammel Holtgaard art museum in Holte for 3 months in 2009 and was then returned to their place in the royal couple's private apartments at Fredensborg Palace.

See Tirri, ISLAMIC AND NATIVE WEAPONS OF COLONIAL AFRICA 1800-1960, see page 152 fig 3-39 to 3-41a for similar weapons

£190.00

Add this item to your basket

Back to stock listing

Launch Close Up
Accepted Payment Methods on this website

ALL ITEMS FOR SALE ARE FREE OF LICENCE IN THE UK AND USA AND MOST PARTS OF THE CIVILISED WORLD.