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Cleaver

Object Number:42-30-548
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Baluba
Provenience: Zaire
Section:African
Materials:Iron
Ivory
Length: 25 cm
Width: 4.5 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:202 - Other Number

Description

Iron blade with slight medial ridge on both faces and with wide, obtusely pointed end, slightly concave sides contracting to a point behind which they contract sharply to the tang which extends through the wooden grip, lentoid at the junction with the blade and narrowing to a flat circular end. Band of deep grooves around grip near blade.

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