Pays: Madagascar
Date: 19th century
Taille: 30 cm
Description: An ancient metal and bronze knife related to the sacrifice of the zebu during circumcision ceremonies. The single-edged blade is fixed in a bronze handle decorated with a zebu and a duck, symbol of fertility. This type of object could be used for a whole region. It is not common to find one in good condition.
Very good condition. Bara. Madagascar

References : See for a similar knife ''Arts anciens de Madagascar'' B. Goy 2015 - page 113 plate 59.