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Object Number:42-30-530
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Zaire
Section:African
Materials:Iron
Wood
Reed (plant)
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:42 - Other Number

Description

"Beheading knife." Iron blade, edges parallel and double-curved; one edge extended into a small crescent blade, the other with four triangular projections; half of both faces of the blade (the side with the projections) completely covered with small triangular gouges. Tang inserted in wooden grip with gum and reed wrapping at the insertion and with a band of skin around the deeply grooved pommel.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Weapons and Defense (27 Oct 1951 - 06 Jan 1952) View Objects in Exhibition

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