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Knife

Object Number:42-30-594A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Arab
Provenience: Sudan
Section:African
Materials:Iron
Ivory
Leather
Length: 43 cm
Width: 3.8 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:179 - Other Number

Description

Bluntly double-edged iron blade tapering to point; deeply incised decoration of double angled lines with circles at inner points and of semicircles, on each face. Tang inserted in cylindrical ivory grip with hollow disc end; ornamentation of bands and groups of incised and blackened annulets.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

What is the What? A Sampling of Penn Museum's Sudanese Collections (09 Jan 2008 - 02 Jun 2008) View Objects in Exhibition
Africa Galleries: From Maker To Museum (16 Nov 2019) View Objects in Exhibition

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