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Object Number:AF1236
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Baluba
Basonge
Provenience: Zaire
Kasai District
Belgian Congo
Section:African
Materials:Iron
Wood
Length: 41 cm
Width: 21.2 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number:777 - Other Number

Description

Wooden handle has a wide base; above the wide base the handle is slender, but widens and beocomes bulbous at the top by the iron blade; iron blade is narrow where it is connected to the handle but widens and has a slightly arched, wide striking edge; the top and bottom edge of each face of blase is raised; there is a wavy line design on each face of blade on narrow part of blade; there are two holes through the blade, one which is crescent shaped; both holes are bordered by notches which radiate out form each hole.

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