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Object Number: 37-22-96
Current Location: Africa Gallery
Currently On Display
Provenience: Sierra Leone
Sherbro Island
Length: 58cm
Width: 5.6cm
Credit Line:Expedition to Sierra Leone, West Africa; Henry Usher Hall, 1937


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.

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