A South African Kwa Zulu Natal White Rhinoceros Horn Knobkerrie

A South African Kwa Zulu Natal White Rhinoceros Horn Knobkerrie

1800 to 1900 South Africa

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A South African Kwa Zulu Natal White Rhinoceros Horn Knobkerrie
Fine honey coloured smooth patina, the shaft painted with an old inventory number: 11648; possibly an Ex Pitt Rivers collection number.
19th Century

Size: 61cm long – 24 ins long
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WE ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR SIMILAR RHINO KNOPKERRIE FOR STOCK
Provenance: Ex Private London collection
cf Finch and Co catalogue no. 2, item no. 40, for another example
All Zulu warriors carried knobkerries but those fashioned from Rhinoceros horn were reserved by the Zulu for the ceremonial use of Chief’s and were symbolic of high rank and status.
Dimensions
Height 61.00 cm (24.02 inches)
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