University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: AF1146
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Baluba
Basonge
Provenience: Zaire
Kasai District
Belgian Congo
Section:African
Materials:Iron
Wood
Credit Line:Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number1521 - Other Number

Description

Iron blade extends from wooden handle; blade has thick spine which curves to one side; a fin extends from spine to the same side to which the spine bends; blade tapers to a point; there are seven holes through the blade fin arranged in a line running lengthwise along the blade; diamond shaped border and very small circular indentations are incised around each hole; wooden handle has a large hole through the end opposite the blade; handle is dark brown.


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