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Kuba Spear Weapon Congo African Art 57 Inch

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Title Kuba Spear Weapon Congo African Art 57 Inch
Type of Object Spear, weapon
Country of Origin Democratic Republic of Congo
People Kuba
Materials Wood, metal (metal content uknown)
Approximate Age 20th century
Dimensions Height: 57 Inches
Width: 3 Inches
Depth: 2 Inches
Overall Condition Good. Most of our pieces have spent decades on at least two continents, and have been treasured by several owners.   Small splits, scrapes and cracks are a normal part of their patina attesting to their age and extensive use.  We examine each piece carefully when we receive it and report any damage we find in our listings.  Please look carefully at the pictures which may also reveal condition and damage.

Additonal Information:

A hand forged Spear. Kuba people. Democratic Republic of Congo.

Metal, in whatever form, has value and, particularly among traditional societies, iron had value, in that it could be converted into other forms such as a hoe, a spear point, or machete. These metal  tools and weapons carried not only symbolic meaning during bride negotiations but held practical value as well.