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Knife

Object Number:42-30-597A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Egyptian Sudan
Section:African
Materials:Iron
Steel (uncertain)
Wood
Length: 31.3 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942

Description

Double-edged iron blade nearly straight for half its length; then curved, with sides nearly parallel, to point; slight medial ridge on both faces. Tang inserted through cylindrical wooden grip widening to form down-curved crascent. Grip wrapped with steel (?) wire.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

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