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Chisel

Object Number:
37-22-91
Current Location:
Culture:
Sherbro
Provenience:
Sierra Leone
Sherbro Island
Section:
African
Materials:
Iron
Wood
Description:
Woodworkers tool. Used together with an axe or adze for the first rough shaping of the log or billet from which an implement, utensil, or figure, etc., is to be carved. The blades of this and the other tools were made by native blacksmiths. See 37-22-92, etc., 96, 97.
Length:
69cm
Width:
4.6cm
Credit Line:
Museum Expedition to Sierra Leone, 1936-1937; Henry Usher Hall

Current & Past Exhibitions:

African Gallery ( Aug 1995)
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