University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 42-30-551
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Zaire
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number556 - Other Number


Long iron blade thrust through wooden handle which is oval in section becoming circular at the end. The handle is surmounted by a seated human figure, in the round except the feet and most of the legs in high relief; copper earrings; belt of brass-headed tacks. The upper two-thirds of the handle covered with brass-headed nails; behind this one very wide and one rather narrow band of brass wire binding.

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