University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:42-30-520
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Zaire
Section:African
Materials:Fiber
Iron
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 widening slightly to point with curved edges; pointed, upcurved crescentic blade at obtuse angle from one side below point, from which it is separated by a short pointed barb. Straight, pointed spur at nearly a right angle from the opposite side of the blade near the grip, which is a flat extension of the blade covered with basketry. Slight engraved decoration on one face.


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