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Throwing Knife

Object Number:AF1779B
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Azande
Provenience: Zaire
Kasai District
Belgian Congo
Section:African
Materials:Fiber
Iron
Length: 37 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number:729 - Other Number

Description

Central blade with three blades protruding from it; a crescent shaped blade protrudes from end of the central blade and is connected to the central blade at one point of the crescent; another crescent-like blade protrudes from end of the central blade and is opposite side of the other crescent; a smaller blade sticks out from the central blade just above the netting covered handle on the same side as the first crescent; the tip of this blade is shaped like a hook; a loop of netting hangs from it, off the end to the handle.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Africa Galleries: From Maker To Museum (16 Nov 2019) View Objects in Exhibition

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