Sword of Royal Authority (mebele a lulendo)

Unidentified Kongo maker


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19th century or earlier

Iron, wood, and ivory

Overall: 30 3/8 × 6 7/16 × 1 3/16 in. (77.1 × 16.3 × 3 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through the Hood Museum of Art Acquisitions Fund



Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo


19th 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.

African Art: A Teaching Exhibition, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Anthropology 44, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 31-December 6, 1998.

Publication History

Ugochukwu C. Nzewi, The Art of Weapons, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2014, checklist no. 26; ill. fig. 2, p. 3


Jacques Hautelet (1931-2014), La Jolla, California; sold to present collection, 1997.

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