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Throwing Knife

Object Number:42-30-515
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Azande
Provenience: Zaire
Section:African
Materials:Fiber
Iron
Height: 43 cm
Width: 32 cm
Thickness: 0.9 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942

Description

Nearly straight, pointed, iron blade with down-curved crescentic blade at acute angle 11 cm. from point; and pointed, almost horizontal spur from other side near grip, which is a flat extension of the blade covered with basketry. Engraved decoration on one face; serrated lines following contours, X's, and double arc.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Africa Galleries: From Maker To Museum (16 Nov 2019) View Objects in Exhibition

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