University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:87-13-145B
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Coptic
Provenience: Ethiopia
Asmara
Section:African
Materials:Iron
Leather
Credit Line:Purchased from Mr. and Mrs. Aurelio Cinquegrana, 1987
Other Number:L-897-13 - Old Museum Number

Description

Long curved iron (?) sword with a T-shaped handle of horn. The top of the handle has a silver (?) dome with decorative incising. The sheath is dark brown leather and is stitched with cotton twine along the inside of the curve with a very close fit. The two surfaces of the sheath are stamped with X's, "laurel leaf" patterns, and small oval designs.


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