Sword Hilt


Location: On Display in the Africa Galleries

From: Ghana

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number 71-4-1B
Current Location Africa Galleries - On Display
Culture Ashanti
Provenience Ghana
Culture Area Ashanti
Period Early 20th Century
Section African
Materials Iron | Gold

Long iron blade, convex on very dull cutting edge. Three arrowhead shaped cutouts in outer portion of blade.

Handle (separable) of gold leaf over wood, in form of narrow cylinder between two large spheres.

Credit Line Purchased from the Leprosarium Kokofu, 1971

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