University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameBolo
Object Number:42-30-390A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Philippine Islands
Mindanao
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Metal
Wood
Length: 66 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942

Description

Long, narrow steel blade very thick at back edge, bevelled to the curved cutting edge; drop just forward of heel. Wooden grip with leaf-like end ornamented with fine, straight, indentate line. Two-piece wooden sheath with upward curved tip. Finely incised floral decoration and with date 1894. Plaited fiber carrying cord.


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