University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:42-30-533
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Batetela
Provenience: Zaire
Kasai District
Belgian Congo
Section:African
Materials:Copper
Iron
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:390 - Other Number

Description

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.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Seven Metals of Africa (12 Nov 1959 - 12 Jan 1960) View Objects in Exhibition

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