University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:42-30-626
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Bushongo
Provenience: Zaire
Kasai District
Belgian Congo
Section:African
Materials:Iron
Wood
Brass
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:569 - Other Number

Description

Iron blade: sides nearly parallel for 2/3 length, then widening to convex end; all edges dull. Medial ridge putting the two halves of the blade on slightly different planes. Impressed and incised decoration on both faces in chevrons, straight lines, partly hatched rectangles, etc. Tang inserted in wooden grip, oval at junction with blade, then cylindrical, with small knob through large disc end. Star and circle decoration on under side of disc; brass band around blade end of grip.


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