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19thC, AFRICAN CONGO SWORD

19thC, AFRICAN CONGO SWORD #9333

A 19th century African Congo Sword, from the Shi people of the DRC, the 19inch old European sword blade. double edged with the 2 edges offset, plain wooden handle with some wire wrapping. The blade corroded. Overall 25 inches          #9333fo

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, page 293 fig5-138

£90.00

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