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Object Number:42-30-518
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Azande
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 terminating on one side in upward crescentic blade with point at top of its wide end, and on the other side with upcurved crescent blade; short curved spur just above grip on the same side as the crescent blade. Engraved decoration on one face, mostly of hatched bands and triangles. The grip is a flat extension of the blade covered with woven cord; part of cord worn away.


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