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Throwing Knife

Object Number:42-30-529
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Azande
Provenience: Northern Zaire
Zaire
Section:African
Materials:Iron
Copper
Wood
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:494 - Other Number

Description

Flat iron blade dividing into two blades each terminating in a double triangular blade with curved outer edge. Wide horizontal spur with bulging lower edge and "curled" end, just above grip, which is a flat extension of the blade reinforced with two lengthwise iron strips on each face and wrapped with a narrow band of copper, which is carried up over the base of the spur.

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