University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Native NameU Mohkiew Bah
Mohkiew Heh
Object Number:50-30-1C
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Indian
Provenience: India
Khasi Hills
Section:Asian
Materials:Iron
Wood
Credit Line:Purchased from U. R. Ehrenfels, 1950

Description

The handle (C) is wood, round in cross section and is inserted into an intermediary iron holder, (B). The holder consists of two hollow cones set at an angle to each other. Into the longer of these cones is inserted the handle, the blade (A) fits into the shorter. The blade has a rectangular tang between two scallops which form the base. The tip is gently rounded. The blade is set at an angle of 45 degrees to the handle.


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