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Object Number:42-30-593A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Nupe
Provenience: Nigeria
Section:African
Materials:Brass
Iron
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:311 - Other Number

Description

Double-edged iron blade tapering to blunt point; much worn. tang inserted in flat brass grip, semicircular at blade, rectangular in section for most of its length; cruciform at end with 5 piercings and 3 knobs. Slight scratched decoration on grip.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

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

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