University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:42-30-562
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Bakuba
Provenience: Central Belgian Congo
Section:African
Materials:Iron
Wood
Copper
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:411 - Collector Number

Description

Iron blade. Recurved cutting edge with five double bands from it to grip; 3 heads on each side of central band, two on each side of each of the other bands. Wooden handle completely covered with sheet copper.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Imagine Africa with the Penn Museum (18 Sep 2011) View Objects in Exhibition
Seven Metals of Africa (12 Nov 1959 - 12 Jan 1960) View Objects in Exhibition

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