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Pre-battle Zulu Half Moon Axe
Ceremonial Axe Description
Zulu pre-battle half moon axes are extremely rare to find on the open market. Not too many survived over the years and the few are held in private collections and museums. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone to add this piece to their collection
Pre-battle Half Moon Axe Traditional Use
These axes were common among Nguni tribes, Tsonga, Venda and Shona tribes across Southern Africa. They were used for ceremonial pre-battle purposes and some were used as a status symbol in the community.
SHAFT, BLADE & WIREWORK
- Semi circular blade (likely from a European food chopper)
- Shona style wirework with some loss commensurate to age.
- Carved, hollow semi-circular symbols on haft imitating the half moon blade
Zulu and Shona – Half Moon Blade
Genuine tribal artwork valuation is typically based on some of the following criteria with the help of an expert:
- Condition, (damages, repairs)
- Authenticity and Provenance, (history of ownership)
- Quality, (the type of material used, preservation, skill, aesthetics/beauty)
- Uniqueness (the only one of its kind), rarity (occurs only in few locations) affect value.
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