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Knife

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Object Number:42-30-539
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Bushongo
Provenience: Zaire
Kasai District
Belgian Congo
Section:African
Materials:Iron
Wood
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:372 - Other Number

Description

Double-edged iron blade with recurved sides, widest toward the blunt point; flat medial ridge and a band of five narrow grooves which follows the contour of the blade, on each face. Wooden grip extended over the blade with offset thick disc below the flat pommel. Grip ornamented with zinc inlay in bands composed of small pieces.

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