University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:42-30-617A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Mashona
Provenience: Zambia
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Iron
Brass
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:44 - Other Number

Description

Double-edged iron blade; sides parallel except at point; shallow groove on opposite sides of pronounced medial ridge on the two faces. Tang inserted in wooden grip, lentoid in section, tapering to offset disc below short cylindrical end; grip completely covered with brass wire, with rope decoration also of the brass wire.


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