University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:42-30-546
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Baluba
Provenience: Zaire
Section:African
Materials:Iron
Brass
Wood
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:379 - Other Number

Description

Double-edged iron blade; sides contracting from blunt point to a point near the grip, then concave with serrated edge to the wooden grip which forms a slight guard. Brass wire wrapping around middle of grip where it narrows from the cylindrical end. On each face, a deep groove following the contours of the blade and three deep grooves on opposite sides of the middle.


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