Ceremonial Short Sword with Wood Scabbard, Ngala/Ngata, Democratic Republic of the Congo, the wide blade with deep incised lines from the hilt, copper-wrapped handle and large circular pommel with tackwork, the wood scabbard with tackwork on the front, (minor damage to scabbard), lg. of sword 18 1/2, lg. of scabbard 14 1/4 in. Provenance: Norman Hurst Gallery, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Estimate $500-700 Items may have wear and tear, imperfections, or the effects of aging. Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.