University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:42-30-527
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Zaire
Section:African
Materials:Fiber
Brass
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:117 - Other Number

Description

Straight, flat brass blade dividing at end into a crescent blade at an obtuse angle, separated by a straight spike from a vertical blade with curved sides and straight end. Short crescent spur just above grip which is a flat extension of the blade, covered with netting. Straight line decoration in angular pattern, and incomplete piercings with deeply notched edges.


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