University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:2017-14-5
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Dani
Provenience: Indonesia
New Guinea
Papua Province
Baliem Valley
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Stone
Wood
Plant Fiber
Length: 24.6 cm
Width: 4.5 cm
Credit Line:Gift from the collection of Robert C. and Mae R. Carter, 2017

Description

Stone blade set into wood handle covered with fiber netting, forming loop at end. Knife used to amputate ends of women's fingers as a sign of mourning.


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