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Fowler Museum at UCLA, Exhibition "Striking Iron: The Art of African Blacksmiths"

3 June 2018 - 30 December 2018

On loan to the Fowler Museum at UCLA :

  • Mbugbu currency in the shape of a throwing knife. Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, c.1900. 27.5 x 21.4 x 0.3 cm. Former Josef Mueller collection. Inv. 1026-195.
  • Throwing knife musri. Teda, Daza, Zaghawa, Chad, Niger, Sudan. Iron, plaited fibres. 62.5 x 29.5 x 1.6 cm. Inv. 1027-155.
  • Short sword genya. So, Mba, Topoke, Mbole, Lokele, Genya, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Wood, hide, iron, red copper, brass, upholstery tacks. 45 x 9 x 30 cm. With sheath: 59.6 x 30 cm. Inv. 1026-343.
  • Dogon warrior in forged iron sporting a spear and a shield. Mali, 19th century. H. 9.5 cm. L. of the spear 14 cm. Inv. 1004-133.