University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:42-30-618
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Zambia
Section:African
Materials:Ivory
Iron
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:39 - Other Number

Description

Almost straight iron blade, the cutting edge convex to a sharp point behind the axis of the blade; the back very slightly concave except for the final 2.5 cm. which is pronouncely concave to the point. Slight, deeply cut marking on one face near the very wide tang. Wide slit parallel to the back of the blade except at the point. Cylindrical ivory grip with incised straight line and annulet decoration filled in with red.


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