Throwing knife Kipinga

         A Zande Avungara throwing knife.  Before 1920.  Congo Central Africa.

         An engraved knife of exceptional quality with multiple circles and a lizard.

         According to Westerdijk (1988) this is a type 1D throwing knife which has the richest form of decorations.  He concluded in his studies that only 24 of this type exist in major private collections and museums altogether.

The present knife has been published in the Belgium Collects African Art book, 2000.