Pascal Vernimmen

Nsapo chief's adze

Nsapo Nsapo

Congo

H: 47,5 cm Blade length: 34,5 cm

DESCRIPTION

This Nsapo copper-clad prestige adze is a rare type, and was an esteemed insignia of chiefly office. Songye and Nsapo adzes were items of high prestige. The iron blade is decorated with copper overlay and shows a face which stands out. One third of the copper repousée copper sheets is missing on the handle. Comes mounted on a custom made stand.

CONDITION

Good as can be seen on photo's

Provenance

Belgian collection

DATE

Early 20th C

Dimensions

H: 47,5 cm Blade length: 34,5 cm

PRICE

EUR €

1200

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