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Knife

Object Number:42-30-559
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Baluba
Provenience: Zaire
Section:African
Materials:Iron
Ivory
Length: 31 cm
Width: 7 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:453 - Other Number

Description

Double-edged iron blade, sides parallel for 2/3 length except that they are very slightly concave, then tapering to sharp point; medial ridge and ridge close to edge on both faces. Tang inserted through and hooked over the end of the ivory grip which is flattened hourglass shape and is ornamented on all surfaces with deeply cut circles with punctate centres.

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