Weapon called ‘sickle’ - MANGBETU ethnic group - Northeastern Region of DRC.
Local names: trumbash or mambele.
Iron blade in which 4 holes were made, ending with a piece embedded into the handle and features 3 outgrowths including 2 with inverted truncated pyramid shapes, typical of the ethnic group, wooden handle in 2 parts of different shapes.
Total length: 40 cm,
In good condition, with wear, oxidation and age marks, quite usual for these sorts of weapons.
The two sides of the weapon almost look identical.
- Sickle Weapon
- Indigenous object name
- Ethnic group/ culture
- Region/ country
- DR Congo
- Iron, wood
- Sold with stand
- 400×205×30 mm
- 470 g