University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:42-30-519
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Zaire
Section:African
Materials:Skin
Iron
Brass
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:528 - Other Number

Description

Straight iron blade with at its end on one side a down-curved crescentic blade and on the other an almost vertically upcurved crescentic blade, with pointed spike between them; long, straight, pointed spur with rounded barb near its base, near the grip on the same side as the up-curved blade. Ornamentation of vertical piercings, deep grooves, and brass studs. Grip is a flat extension of the blade covered with skin (the hair inside) and wrapped for about half its length with thick brass wire.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Seven Metals of Africa (12 Nov 1959 - 12 Jan 1960) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Catalogue, Exhibition] Plass, Margaret B. 1959. Seven Metals of Africa.. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: H-22View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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