Forensic Fashion
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>Costume Studies
>>1883 Songye zappo-zap
Subjectzappo-zap mercenary / slaver
Culture: Songye-Luba
Setting: Belgian Congo late 19th-early 20thc
Objectkasuyu ax

* Dallas Museum of Art
Zaire: Bandundu region or northern Angola,
Luba peoples,
19th-20th century
Iron, wood, and brass" ...

* Museum of Fine Arts
"Prestige axe
Unidentified artist or workshop
Nsapo/Songye peoples, 
Democratic Republic of the Congo
20th century
Metal, wood" ...

* Museum of Fine Arts
"Prestige Axe
Unidentified artist or workshop
Nsapo/Songye peoples,
Democratic Republic of Congo
20th century
Wood, copper sheet metal, iron" ...

* Higgins Armory Museum > Scimitars to Samurai: Arms around the World
"Kasuyu (ceremonial axe), 1800s
Songe [sic] or Tetela people
Iron; copper; wood
Weight: 1 lb. 10 oz." ...

* pc
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* pc
> event photos

​* Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art > Weapons and Warriors
"African Axe  
wood, metal" ...