University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:42-30-569
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Fang
Provenience: Gabon
Section:African
Materials:Iron
Wood
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:258 - Other Number

Description

Iron blade, the sides parallel for most of their length, then rounded to point; slight medial ridge on each face; band of punctate decoration and hatched triangles and arcs near the bsae on each face; barb from each corner of base; wide, flat "stem" with raised edges. Cylindrical wooden grip with short straight guard from which a tongue extends the length of use "stem" on each face.


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