Throwing Knife


From: Zaire | Kasai District | Belgian Congo

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number AF1199
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Ababua
Provenience Zaire | Kasai District | Belgian Congo
Section African
Materials Ivory | Iron

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.

Length 43.5 cm
Width 19.8 cm
Credit Line Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number 694 - Other Number

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