University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:42-30-470
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: New Guinea
Massim Area (uncertain)
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942


Wooden, in the form of a knife with a long, wide single-edged blade, widest near point. Cutting edge rounded to point, back slanted. Incised decoration on one face of blade- zig-zag and wide band of scrolls the incisions filled in with white pipe clay. Grip in the form of a highly conventionalized bird with large rectangular hand hole. Inside, scroll decoration on the side corresponding to the plain face of the blade.

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