From: Zaire | Kasai District | Belgian Congo

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number AF1796A
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Basonge | Baluba
Provenience Zaire | Kasai District | Belgian Congo
Section African
Materials Copper | Iron | Wood

Cermonial. Two human heads in relief on blade. Wooden handle has a wide base; above the wide base, the handle is slender, but widens and becomes bulbous at the top by the iron blade; wooden handle is sheathed in copper; except for a small portion in the center of the handle's length; blade is heavy and bulky; blade is narrow by the handle, but widens to a wide, arched striking edge; there are spikes at the terminal ends of the arched edge; blade is very thick and very ornamented with a human head in relief of blade.

Length 41.2 cm
Width 26.5 cm
Credit Line Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number 761 - Other Number

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