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Date
Circa 1951-1971 (8)
Undated (1)

Subject
Mbo (Congolese (Democr... (6)
Knives -- Africa (5)
Mangbetu (African Peop... (2)
Knives (2)
Metalwork (1)

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Avery Research Center Artifact Collection

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1.
Domestic knife
Domestic knife Domestic knife with decorated wood handle and metal blade, still sharp; origin Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mbo people.
2.
Domestic knife
Domestic knife Domestic knife with decorated wooden handle; origin Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mbo people.
3.
Domestic knife
Domestic knife Domestic knife with wooden handle; origin Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mbo people.
4.
Bush knife
Bush knife Bush knife with machete-shaped blade and wooden handle with some decoration; origin Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mbo people.
5.
Bush knife
Bush knife Bush knife with machete-shaped blade and wooden handle wrapped in thin strips of metal; origin Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mbo people.
6.
Bush knife
Bush knife Bush knife with a wooden handle and no decoration, blade in the shape of a small machete; origin Mbo people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
7.
Ivory blade
Ivory blade Ivory blade with handle of a very well-carved Mangbetu-style woman's head.
8.
Ceremonial knife
Ceremonial knife Ceremonial knife used in a wedding exchange; curved metal blade with three holes, wooden handle with decorative metal wrap near the blade; origin Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire), Mangbetu people.
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Metal blade
Metal blade Metal blade, crudely finished; S-shaped curved design with a pointed finish, possibly to stick into the ground; unknown origin.