Throwing Knife


From: Zaire | Kasai District | Belgian Congo

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number AF1777
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Sanga
Provenience Zaire | Kasai District | Belgian Congo
Section African
Materials Fiber | Iron

Long slightly curved central blade which becomes crescent shaped at end opposite the handle; a large, spade shaped blade sticks out from the concave side of the crescent shape at the end of the blade; a much smaller blade sticks out from the netting covering the handle; one side of central (with crescent) and spade shaped blades has ridges near the edges of the blades; handle is wrapped in netting.

Length 42.8 cm
Width 27 cm
Credit Line Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number 1550 - Other Number

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