University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:42-30-555
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Zaire
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:452 - Other Number


Double-edged iron blade rounded to point; each edge contracted twice to form three uneven section; slight tang at each corner of base; "stem" with concave sides and two large cut-out arcs, all with serrated edges. Wide, shallow groove on opposite sides of middle on the two faces, with a lengthwise band of engraved up-down-up chevrons; triangle filled with engraved concentric arcs at base. Wooden grip, wrapped with copper wire, expanding to flat-topped circular pommel.

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