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Throwing Knife

Object Number:AF1777
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Sanga
Provenience: Zaire
Kasai District
Belgian Congo
Section:African
Materials:Fiber
Iron
Credit Line:Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number:1550 - Other Number

Description

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.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Seven Metals of Africa (12 Nov 1959 - 12 Jan 1960) View Objects in Exhibition
Africa Galleries: From Maker To Museum (16 Nov 2019) View Objects in Exhibition

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