Ceremonial Knife

Unidentified Konda maker


possibly collected 1929-1930

Steel and wood

Overall: 15 13/16 × 5 11/16 in. (40.1 × 14.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Edith Virginia Calista Spinney Furlong (Mrs. Charles Wellington Furlong)



Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo


20th century

Object Name




Not on view

Course History

THEA 23, AAAS 54, Topics in African Theater and Performance, Laura Edmondson, Winter 2015

COLT 73.4, Violence, Ayo Coly, Winter 2015

Exhibition History

The Art of Weapons: Selections from the African Collection, Alvin P. Gutman Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 26, 2014 -March 13, 2016.

Publication History

Ugochukwu C. Nzewi, The Art of Weapons, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2014, checklist no. 29; ill. fig. 5, p. 5.


Collected by Charles Wellington Furlong (1874-1967), in Africa, possibly 1929-1930 (possibly a relics of Sir Henry M. Stanley 1841-1904); to his widow, Edith Virginia Calista Spinney Furlong, Hanover, New Hampshire, 1967; given to present collection, 1975.

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