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Creator Nationality: African
Creator Name-CRT: Ngbaka, Republic of the Congo
Title: Throwing Knife (Moko-Ndo)
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1946
Creation End Date: 1950
Creation Date: 1946-1950
Creation Place: Republic of the Congo, Africa
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Weapons
Materials and Techniques: Metal (iron, aluminum), wood
Dimensions: Length: 14"; width: 15 5/8"
Description: Forged iron throwing knife with four double-edged cutting blades; long, center dagger-shaped horizontal blade opposed by a short crescent blade; top and bottom blade swept back above and below the crescent blade; the handle formed of two pieces of wood on either side of tang wrapped with aluminum band; all blades with raised concave centers and lower cutting edges; all engraved with linear designs; reverse flat, undecorated.
AMICA Contributor: Brooklyn Children's Museum
Owner Location: Brooklyn, New York, USA
ID Number: 51.5.15
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Adrian Van Sinderen, 1951
Context: Throwing knives are shaped like weapons but are mostly worn or carried as prestige-status objects in ceremonials. Knives were also included as currency in marriage contracts and trading of goods. Similar throwing knives were produced by Ngbaka neighboring groups such as the Ngbandi, Mabo, Banja, and Togbo. In the savannah area, throwing knives reference hunting.
AMICA ID: BCM_.51.5.15
AMICA Library Year: 2003
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