University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:42-30-506
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Mangbetu
Provenience: Zaire
Section:African
Materials:Iron
Wood
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:451 - Other Number

Description

Beaked metal blade with concave cutting edge; the vertical half of each surface finely pitted; three pierced round holes; two projections at back, one at base of cutting edge. Long tang extending the full length of the wooden grip which is lentoid in section, with concave edges, to a deep groove 5.7 cm. from the blade; from the groove to the end, the grip is almost circular in section. Except the groove, which is wrapped with a narrow strip of metal, the grip is completely wrapped with wire.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

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

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