University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:42-30-507
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Mangbetu
Provenience: Zaire
Section:African
Materials:Iron
Brass
Wood
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:59 - Other Number

Description

Beaked metal blade with concave cutting edge; two pierced round holes; slight projection at base of cutting edge and at lower end of back, below which the back is cut in to the tang which extends the full length of the wooden grip. Grip oval in section for one-third its length near the blade, wrapped completely with wire and narrow strip of brass; the next third is inset, circular in section, also wrapped with wire and brass strip; the end is an offset circular section studded with brass-headed tacks.


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