From: Zaire | Belgian Congo | Katanga Province

Curatorial Section: African

Object Number 42-30-581
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Batetela
Provenience Zaire | Belgian Congo | Katanga Province
Section African
Materials Iron | Copper

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.

Credit Line Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number 378 - Other Number

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