Spectacular 19th Century Zulu Ceremonial Axe with Unusual Round Blade
Spectacular 19th Century Zulu Ceremonial Axe with Unusual Round Blade
Spectacular 19th Century Zulu Ceremonial Axe with Unusual Round Blade

Spectacular 19th Century Zulu Ceremonial Axe with Unusual Round Blade

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A 19th century Zulu axe of typical manufacture but with an unusual round blade. This particular example was collected in rural KwaZulu-Natal (Nongoma district); a contemporary photograph exists of two brothers of the famous inkosi of the Mandlakazi section of the Zulu Royal House, Zibhebhu kaMapitha, holding axes of this distinctive style, and it may be that this was a status weapon of a style popular in the northern parts of the country. Overall length 27 inches, blade diameter 3.5 inches.