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Old silky smooth dark patina
18th Century/Early 19th Century
Size: 33.5cm long – 13¼ ins long
Sold by his descendents at Auction 2009
These Kongo works of art from the heart of Africa form one of the most complete, varied and interesting groups of early African artefacts whose arrival in Europe can often be dated. The perfection of the geometric decoration which embellishes these objects demonstrates the sophisticated level of culture which permeated Kongo society at the time when European missionaries, explorers and traders first made contact with it, and which probably existed much earlier.