University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:42-30-544
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Baluba
Provenience: Zaire
Section:African
Materials:Brass
Copper
Wood
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:508 - Other Number

Description

Wide lanceolate brass blade; the lower part of the sides concave to wide points, behind which they contract sharply to the tang which is inserted in a hollow cylindrical wooden grip completely wrapped with very heavy brass and copper wire. Slight medial ridge on each face of blade and two large round piercings opposite the points.


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