University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:42-30-516
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Azande
Provenience: Zaire
Section:African
Materials:Fiber
Iron
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:229 - Other Number

Description

Iron blade; the end at a right angle to the blade proper is slightly crescentic at one end and at the other end (towards the blade) is a vertical crescent with a pointed barb between it and the top of the blade; long spur with two rounded barbs near its base, at an acute angle from the other side of the blade near the grip, which is a flat extension of the blade covered with woven cord. Engraved decoration; straight and curved bands of parallel lines, discs composed of concentric circles, serrated lines, basket pattern etc.


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