From: Zaire | Kasai District | Belgian Congo

Curatorial Section: African

Object Number 42-30-533
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Batetela
Provenience Zaire | Kasai District | Belgian Congo
Section African
Materials Copper | Iron

Double-edged iron blade, concave for a short distance beyond the tang, then straight to a sharp point. On opposite sides of the two faces, there is a line of small gouges in back of a triple grooved band which follows the contour of the blade. Tang covered with sheet of copper ornamented with bands of small punctates and terminating in a crescent guard. Long copper ferrule.

Credit Line Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number 390 - Collector Number

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