University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:42-30-499
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Mangbetu
Provenience: Zaire
Section:African
Materials:Ivory
Iron
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:412 - Other Number

Description

Beaked metal blade with concave cutting edge; three pierced round holes; two short rectangular piercings just beyond grip; two projections at back, one at base of blade. Long tang extending the full length of the ivory grip which is completely encircled by grooves at intervals of about 4 to 6 cm. except for one of 1.8 cm.


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