A good African tribal knife
A good African tribal knife, probably Boa tribe, 19th Century. The tapered double edged blade finely chiselled and with a pierced device at the root. The hilt is carved from a single piece of polished ivory. Good age patina overall.
Blade length 22½" (57cms) Overall length 27" (68.6cms)
Provenance: Ex Christian Ries Collection, brought back on the second DANA Expedition (1928-1930). Further details on request.