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Knife

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Object Number:42-30-581
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Batetela
Provenience: Zaire
Belgian Congo
Katanga Province
Section:African
Materials:Iron
Copper
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:378 - Other Number

Description

Double-edged iron blade with pronounced medial ridge tapering to point; sides near tang sharply concave; band of grooves following contour of blade for 2/3 its length near opposite edges of the two faces. Crescent-shaped guard; grip cylindrical with wide offset 8 cm. from blade, beyond which it tapers towards end; all completely covered with sheet copper with impressed parallel line decoration, partly forming triangles.

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