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Knife

Object Number:42-30-607A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Morocco
Section:African
Materials:Steel
Wood
Length: 39.8 cm
Width: 2.3 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:238 - Other Number

Description

Straight steel blade with very thick back; sharp, slightly recurved edge, tapering to a point. Socket over facetted cylindrical grip with conventionalized bird-head pommel, all covered with brass ornamented with incised straight and angled lines. On both sides of blade at back, engraved decoration, partly gilded.

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