University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:42-30-545A
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:381 - Other Number

Description

Pointed, slightly shouldered, double-edged iron blade expanding to a point near the grip; contracted from this point to the tang which is inserted through the roughly spool-shaped wooden grip and forms a diamond-shaped pommel. Band of fine grooving to one side of middle on opposite sides of the two faces of the blade. Grip partly wrapped with carinated strip of brass.


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