University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:42-30-619A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Basuto
Provenience: South Africa
Section:African
Materials:Iron
Ivory
Wood
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:314 - Other Number

Description

Double-edged iron blade with very slightly rounded sides tapering to blunt point. Tang inserted through and hooked over the flat end of the ivory grip which has deeply cut decoration around its base and three rows of loops around the grip proper. Back of sheath is of wood; the face of ivory with lizard in the round the length of the sheath. #314


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