University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:AF1204
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Ababua
Provenience: Zaire
Kasai District
Belgian Congo
Section:African
Materials:Iron
Wood
Credit Line:Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number:1225 - Other Number

Description

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.


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