From: West Africa | Gabon

Curatorial Section: African

Object Number 42-30-567
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Sanga | Loango
Provenience West Africa | Gabon
Section African
Materials Iron | Wood

Iron blade expanding concavely from tang for 10 cm. then contracting to sharp point. Beveled edges, medial band on both faces ornamented for part of its length with engraved straight and wavy lines and with punctuates. Flat wooden grip, hour-glass shaped, wrapped at middle with narrow iron strip; both sections ornamented with brass chain and the end with brass-headed nails.

Length 53.2 cm
Width 8.4 cm
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number 481 - Collector Number

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