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Sword

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Object Number:42-30-464A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Dayak
Provenience: Borneo
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Metal
Bone
Hair
Feather
Peel
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942

Description

Knife, straight, single-edged steel blade, curved from point to back of blade, which is concave to its greatest width which is 21 cm. from the point, then tapered to tang; the section near the point is ornamented with scrolls and bars. Inlaid brass dots, S's and scrolls on one face; dots on other. Ivory grip in form of animal head with hair protruding from top and from mouth; grip bound with plaited fibre.

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