University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:42-30-606A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Somalia
Section:African
Materials:Iron
Ivory
Silver
Brass
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:81 - Other Number

Description

Double edged iron blade with bevelled edges; sides almost parallel for two-thirds their length, then convex to sharp point; slight medial ridge on each face with three annulets near base. Tang inserted in ivory grio which has a brass edge where it fits over the blade; the actual grip is a long cylindrical section with triple horn band at its base; the far end is wide and lentoid in section, and is surmounted by a long, facted, silver knob bound at its base with silver wire.


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