Throwing Knife


From: Zaire | Belgian Congo | Kasai District

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number AF1204
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Ababua
Provenience Zaire | Belgian Congo | Kasai District
Section African
Materials Iron | Wood

Large iron blade extending from handle; blade is narrow just above the handle then widens; at the end of the blade opposite the handle the blade bends sharply to one side and tapers to a sharp point; blade has a central "spine" that extends from the handle and from which "fins" brach off to either side resulting in the thich face of the blade; there are two holes through the face of the blade; wooden handle with a large cylindrical knob at the base; part of handel closest to blade is tightly wrapped in metal wire.

Length 37.1 cm
Width 19.2 cm
Credit Line Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number 1225 - Original Number

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