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Prestige Knife

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Between 2000 and 2006, acquired by Timothy Phillips, Boston [see note]; 2006, year-end gift of Timothy Phillips to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 24, 2007) NOTE: Probably purchased from a dealer in Paris, Brussels, or New York.

Credit Line

Gift of Timothy Phillips

African, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ngombe and Ngala peoples, mid-20th century


Overall: 74.9 cm (29 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Metal, wood


Africa and Oceania


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