University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:42-30-582A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Zaire
Belgian Congo
Katanga Province
Section:African
Materials:Iron
Copper
Wood
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:376 - Other Number

Description

Double-edged iron blade with rounded ends, from which the sides are convex to a horizontal ridge, beyond which they are concave to a horizontal barb; "stem" with slightly convex sides. The stem and one round and three long piercings, as well as the medial ridge, have serrated edges with a line of punctates. Two wide grooves each on opposite sides of the two faces of the forward section of the blade. Tang inserted in cylindrical grip, with straight guard and with disc near end; all bound with heavy copper wire.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Weapons and Defense (27 Oct 1951 - 06 Jan 1952) View Objects in Exhibition

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