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Axe

Object Number:
37-22-96
Current Location:
Africa Gallery
Culture:
Sherbro
Provenience:
Sierra Leone
Sherbro Island
Section:
African
Materials:
Wood
Iron
Description:
Gbire= axe; bau refers to the shape of the handle. This is the type of axe used to cut off the "heads" or cluster of palm nuts. See 37-22-103. It does not differ in any important respect from the woodworker's axe. See 27-22-91.
Length:
58cm
Credit Line:
Museum Expedition to Sierra Leone, 1936-1937; Henry Usher Hall

Current & Past Exhibitions:

African Gallery ( Aug 1995)
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