FINE MANGBETU SPEAR FROM THE TREASURE ROOM OF CHIEF GWATALA

$175.00
Given to a German industrialist about 1910, subsequently sold by his heirs in Amsterdam (Christies) in the 1980s. The collection comprised mounted spears, spearheads, and a few other items. Each spearhead is finely forged with black scale surfaces opposite bright "white" surfaces laboriously polished by slaves. We sold over 50 fully mounted examples matching these but for the hafts, at $500-$1250.00. They sold out based on their ranking among the finest on the market. This example, 13 3/4" length with a leaf-shaped blade of offset section, the bright faces with uniform angled stone polish, each impressed with two elongated crescents. Opened seam conical socket decorated with a five-line band on each end. Excellent with good patina.
Item ID: A8368

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FINE MANGBETU SPEAR FROM THE TREASURE ROOM OF CHIEF GWATALA

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