NGOMBE NGALA PRESTIGE SWORDS, DRC

NGOMBE
Sword 11
27" high
$300

NGOMBE
Sword 14
25" high
$250

NGOMBE
Sword 17
27" high
$300

NGOMBE
Sword 18
26" high
$250

NGOMBE
Sword 22
23" high
$250

NGOMBE
Sword 32
29" high
$300

NGOMBE
Sword 48
31.5" high
$300


NGOMBE
Sword 49
29" high
$300

NGOMBE
Sword 51
29.5" high
$300

NGOMBE
Sword 52
23" high
$200

NGOMBE
Sword 57
24.5" high
$300

Photographs © Tim Hamill

NGOMBE
NGALA PRESTIGE SWORDS
Iron & wood

These swords have been vetted as authentic.

NGOMBE prestige blades, called Ngala, are also often attributed to the Doko.

They are often mislabeled as "executioner's swords", displayed ceremoniously to indicate the power of life and death held by the king. Highly prized, some could have been recognized and used as currency for barter, transactions and storage of wealth.

Thanks to Ethan Rider and Dan Mato for their expertise and help.

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