From: Zaire | Kasai District | Belgian Congo

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number AF1235
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Baluba | Basonge
Provenience Zaire | Kasai District | Belgian Congo
Section African
Materials Iron | Wood

Wooden handle has a wide base; above the wide base the handle is slender, but widens and beocomes bulbous at the top by the iron blade; iron blade is narrow where it is connected to the handle but widens and has a slightly arched, wide striking edge; the top and bottom edge of each face of blase is raised; there is a wavy line design on each face of blade on narrow part of blade; there are nine small holes through the blade; there is a deep circular indentation on each side of bulbous part of handle.

Length 37.5 cm
Width 16 cm
Credit Line Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number 775 - Other Number

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