Mongelima Mambele Sword. Origin: Both Congo Republics (see ethnographic notes below) Size : 70.5 x 8 x 4.5 cm. Blade is 60 x 8cm Handle is 10.5 x 4 x 4.5 cm. Medium: Carved wood & iron. Provenance: Charles-Louis Manteau, Brussels, 1938, thence by desent to his daughter, Jaqueline Manteau in Chamonix 1960's then Frederick W Wilson Collection, Melbourne from 1990.
Mongelima Hut with family, near Banalia, Belgian Congo, Lang-Chapin Congo Expedition (1909-1915)
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