Throwing Knife


From: Zaire | Kasai District | Belgian Congo

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number AF1205
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Ababua
Provenience Zaire | Kasai District | Belgian Congo
Section African
Materials Iron | Brass | Wood

Beak-like iron blade: wooden handle ornamented with brass studs and wire. Large iron blade extending from handle; blade is narrow just above the handle then widens; at the end of the blade opposite the handle the blade bends sharply to one side and tapers to a sharp point; there is a hole through the face of the blade, just above where the blade becomes wide; wooden handle and has a large cylindrical knob at the end opposite the blade; there are five vertical rows of brass studs on the knob and a circle consisting of six brass studs in the center of the underside of the knob; metal wire is tightly wrapped around part of handle closest to the blade.

Length 34.5 cm
Width 17.5 cm
Credit Line Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number 1226 - Other Number

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