University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:42-30-591A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tuareg
Provenience: Mali
Section:African
Materials:Iron
Wood
Height: 0 cm
Length: 73 cm
Width: 6.3 cm
Depth: 1.5 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:37 - Other Number

Description

Long, double-edged iron blade, slightly wider towards the sharp point; bevelled edges. Tang inserted in wooden grip, lentoid in section at the blade, facetted cylindrical in centre which is covered with lead, wider but also lentoid in section below a lead point; band of the same metal at each end.


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