University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:42-30-117
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Chile
Culture Area: South America
Section:American
Materials:Metal
Wood
Length: 29.7 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:23 - Collector Number

Description

Single-edged hammered steel blade tapering and curving to point. Socket from back of blade covers tang which extends through facetted wooden grip which expands towards rounded end. Both ends of grip ornamented with narrow bands of copper, silver, bronze and horn, and, at the tang end, of white shell and of metal (?) colored red, green and black.


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