University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:AF1126
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Ababua
Babwa
Provenience: Zaire
Belgian Congo
Welle District
Section:African
Materials:Iron
Wood
Copper
Credit Line:Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number:1573 - Other Number

Description

Long iron blade with wooden handle; part of blade just above the handle has a groove, which is cut clear through the blade, that runs lengthwise; there are points of each edge of the blade several cms above the groove; between the points on the edges of the blade and the part of the blade with groove is wrapped in wire; part of blade above part with groove is thick and thickens at the end opposite the handle; a line of small round indentations runs down the center of each face of the blade; there are four holes through the blade towards the end opposite the handle; two larger round indentations, which are surrounded by smaller indentations, above the holes on each blade face; sides of groove are lined by small round indentations; edges of part of blade with groove have small round indentations; wooden handle, wrapped in copper and iron wire.


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