University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:83-26-11
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Shilluk
Provenience: Southern Sudan
Sudan
Section:African
Materials:Iron
Credit Line:Gift of John B. Moore, 1983

Description

Iron leaf-shaped blade with raised central rib. Split hollow shaft of circular section. Blade edges incised with diagonal hatching. Incised marginal line runs along edge of blade. Incised zig-zag pattern runs along lower portion of raised central rib. Strickened neck is separated into two sections by transverse grooves; neck is decorated with incised cross-hatching.


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