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Kongo Ceremonial Sword

Auction:
3099B
Lot:
75
Sold for:
$1,230$1,000

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Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 3099B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 05, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Kongo Ceremonial Sword, 18th century or earlier, commonly referred to as the "chief sword" or sipata, style imported by the Portuguese from the 16th century, iron forged as one piece, (missing handle and part of the end of the blade), lg. 32 3/4 in.

Provenance: Jacobs Collection, Chevy Chase, Maryland; Merton Simpson, New York.
Estimate $1,500-2,500


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Chevy Chase, Blade weapons, Military history, Military science, Military technology, Pata, Sword, The Ballad of Chevy Chase, Merton Simpson

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