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Throwing Knife

Object Number:AF1199
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Ababua
Provenience: Zaire
Kasai District
Belgian Congo
Section:African
Materials:Ivory
Iron
Length: 43.5 cm
Width: 19.8 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number:694 - Other Number

Description

Large iron blade extending from handle; blade is narrow just above the handle then widens; at the end of the blade opposite the handle the blade bends slightly to one side and tapers to a sharp point; there are three holes through the face of the blade, just above where the blade becomes wide; ivory handle with four sets of several rings carved inot it; ivory is white with a yellow tint and brown splotches.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Africa Galleries: From Maker To Museum (16 Nov 2019) View Objects in Exhibition

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