University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:69-15-29
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Ashanti
Provenience: Ghana
Section:African
Materials:Iron
Wood
Tin
Credit Line:Museum Purchase, 1969
Other Number:62-1-37 - Other Number

Description

Head of ax carved into flat circular human head. Blade is socketed under nose forming a protruding tongue. Ears are represented by nailed on serrated discs of tin. Upper edge of blade is serrated. Head and shaft have incised burned designs, including reptile on back of shaft.


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