KUBA "IKULA" KNIVES 3, Dem. Rep. Congo


KUBA
Knife111
14" high x 3.5" wide
$800

Knives 108-113 come from the Artcurial auction, June, 2008, Paris. They were collected by
Alex van Opstal between 1910 and 1930 and retain the metal number tags from his collection.

This group of short Kuba "Ikula" knives have all been vetted as authentic, with evidence of extensive age and use.

 

KUBA
Knife102
14.25" high
$400

 

KUBA
Knife103
13" high
$450

 

KUBA
Knife105
14" high
SOLD

 

KUBA
Knife106
14.5" high
$450

KUBA
Knife115
14.25" high x 3" wide
$400



Photographs © Hamill Gallery

KUBA, "IKULA" KNIVES 3, Dem. Rep. Congo

Several have very intricate inlaid metal work on the handles and were probably intended for status or currency rather than use as a knife.

Knives, axes, currency blades and spears attest to the skills in metal of the Kuba and related peoples of central Africa. Most exhibit an inventive variety of form and workmanship far beyond what was functionally necessary. Specialists in the field will identify these pieces much more specifically.

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