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Throwing Knife

Object Number:42-30-579
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Azande
Provenience: Belgian Congo
Section:African
Materials:Iron
Fiber
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:493 - Other Number

Description

Long iron blade with triangular end, from the apex of which there is a crescentic extension and from the base a blade with straight lower edge and convex upper edge; from opposite side at base of blade at an acute angle is a spur with three-lobed outer edge. The grip, which is merely an extension of the blade, is covered with black cotton cloth bound with string.

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