From: Sierra Leone | Sherbro Island

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number 37-22-96
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Sherbro
Provenience Sierra Leone | Sherbro Island
Section African
Materials Wood | Iron

Gbire= axe; bau refers to the shape of the handle. This is the type of axe used to cut off the "heads" or cluster of palm nuts. See 37-22-103. It does not differ in any important respect from the woodworker's axe. See 27-22-91.

Length 58 cm
Width 5.6 cm
Credit Line Expedition to Sierra Leone, West Africa; Henry Usher Hall, 1937
Other Number 49 - Collector Number

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