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Knife

Object Number:42-30-560A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Baluba
Provenience: Zaire
Section:African
Materials:Iron
Ivory
Height: 5 cm
Length: 24.2 cm
Width: 1.2 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:382 - Other Number

Description

Double-edged iron blade; sides slightly concave to a rounded shoulder from which they taper to blunt point; slight medial ridge and ridge near edges on both faces; short vertical slit with milled edges near tang which is inserted and hooked over the edge of a flattened hourglass shaped ivory grip.

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