Sword Sheath


From: Ethiopia

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number 42-21-257B
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Somali
Provenience Ethiopia
Section African
Materials Leather

Wide metal blade, the inner edge slightly concave, the outer edge tapering from an obtuse angle to a sharp point; wooden grip bound with fine wire, large metal stud in end. Rawhide sheath terminating in metal knob above which is wire binding. Rawhide carrying strap with metal buckle.

Length 15 cm
Width 3 cm
Credit Line Gift of Percy C. Madeira Jr., 1942
Other Number 280 - Collector Number

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