University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:42-30-503
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Mangbetu
Provenience: Zaire
Section:African
Materials:Ivory
Iron
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:413A - Other Number

Description

Simple, undecorated, beaked metal blade; the beak, however, is wide and rounded at end; both the concave edge and the back are sharp; flat projection on each side, roughly at base of blade but not parallel to each other. Long tang extending the full length of the ivory grip which is lentoid in section, with concave edges, to a deep groove 4.2 cm. from the blade; from the groove to the end, the grip is almost circular in section.


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