A finely made African Tetela tribal knife
A finely made African Tetela tribal knife, 19th Century. The tapered blade with incised decoration, the thick heavy iron pommel with facetted edges, waisted ivory grip. Good age patina overall.
Blade length 12¼" (31cms) Overall length 15¾" (39.8cms)
Provenance: Ex Christian Ries Collection, brought back on the second DANA Expedition (1928-1930). Further details are available on request.