University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Image is Not Available
Object Number:42-30-589A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Hausa
Provenience: Nigeria
Section:African
Materials:Iron
Leather
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942

Description

Double-edged iron blade with pronounced medial ridge on each face, becoming quadrangular for 2/3 its length, to a sharp point. Tang extends through cylindrical grip covered with leather and with small snake-skin covered guard; crown-like pommel, the base covered with snake-skin, the top composed of four iron loops.


You may also be interested in these objects:


See a problem? Let us know online.collections@pennmuseum.org

© Penn Museum 2018 Sitemap | Contact | Copyright | Disclaimer | Privacy |