University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 42-30-524
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Ngombe
Ngbandi
Provenience: Zaire
Section:African
Materials:Fiber
Iron
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number490 - Other Number

Description

Throwing knife. Straight iron blade slightly narrowing to a large triangular blade at right angle to the end and with pointed vertical extension at its proximal end; on the other side from the end is a vertical crescent blade. Triangular spur at base of blade on the same side as the crescent blade. The grip is a flat extension of the blade covered with netting. Engraved decoration of cross-hatched bands and triangles on one face.


Bibliography:

[Book] Plass, Margaret B. 1959. Seven Metals of Africa. : Page/Fig./Plate: H-21View Objects cited in this Publication

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