University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:42-30-611A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Arab
Provenience: Morocco
Section:African
Materials:Iron
Brass
Silver
Wood
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:307 - Other Number

Description

Curved iron blade tapering to point, double-edged for about half its length. Tang inserted through brass and silver covered section into wooden grip which is wide at its junction with the blade, but rectangular in section and very thin at the grip proper, and has flat, rounded end over which is a wide band, silver on face, brass on back; silver band around middle of grip. All silver covered with conventionalized floral decoration; the brass, with finely engraved zigzags.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Weapons and Defense (27 Oct 1951 - 06 Jan 1952) View Objects in Exhibition

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