University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:42-30-537
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Batetela
Provenience: Zaire
Kasai District
Belgian Congo
Section:African
Materials:Iron
Wood
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:500 - Other Number

Description

Crescentic iron blade, the outer edge, convex for two-thirds of its length but concave near the tang, being the cutting edge. Band of grooves on one face parallel with the cutting edge; double line of tiny punctates and a short corss-hatched band on each face. Cylindrical wooden grip slightly extended at each end; long iron ferrule.


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