University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:42-30-550
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Baluba
Provenience: Zaire
Section:African
Materials:Iron
Wood
Brass
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:455a - Other Number

Description

Double-edged iron blade with straight sides becoming slightly concave and expanding to the wide convex end; sharp medial ridge on both faces; Z formed of raised dots on each face. Ornamental oxidation. Rough spool-shaped wooden grip wrapped for half its length with brass wire.


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