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Ceremonial Knife with Wooden Handle

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1992/1993, sold by Amyas Naegle, New York, to anonymous donors; 2006, anonymous year-end gift to the MFA. (January 24, 2007)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift

African, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ngombe and neighbori, early 20th century


Overall: 69.9 cm (27 1/2 in.) Lender Accessory: 55.2 x 11.4 x 11.4 cm (21 3/4 x 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Iron, wood


Africa and Oceania


Warfare, hunting, & fishing, Swords, Daggers, Knives