University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:42-30-595
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Arab
Provenience: Sudan
Section:African
Materials:Iron
Wood
Length: 58
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:330 - Other Number

Description

Double-edged iron blade tapering to point; triple line of grooves on each face following the contours of the blade; slight angled line decoration on each face near grip. Tang inserted in horn grip, facetted triangle at junction, then facetted cylindrical and widening into large crescent with down-turned horns; spike from top of crescent.


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