University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:AF1228B
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Bakete
Provenience: Zaire
Kasai District
Belgian Congo
Section:African
Materials:Fiber
Leather
Wood
Credit Line:Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number:1075 - Other Number

Description

Sheath is ornamented with four grooves and a triangular shaped protrusion on both the front and back side of the upper part of the sheath; below this on the front side is a V shaped formtion and a vertical protrusion down the center; on the center of the front side there are three pieces of thin splints, four to five splints on the back side; two holes through the center of the triangular protrusion; base flares out on both sides.


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