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Lot 0391
A wired wrapped wooden handle axe with elaborate curvilinear blade with horizontal and vertical oval shaped blades. South Africa, (likely) Shona. 20th century. 31"l x 9 1/2"w.
Provenance: Inventory and Collection from the Estate of Merton D. Simpson.
Catalog Notes: This is a 20th century example; however, it does illustrate how very elaborate blades have become an indication of status and power of the owner.

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South African ax with elaborate blade, 20th cen.

Estimate $200 - $300Oct 1, 2016