University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:81-11-25B
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Mandingo
Provenience: Mali
Section:African
Materials:Steel
Leather
Credit Line:Received from various sources, pre-1981

Description

Steel sword blade has broken off the hilt, and a section of it is missing. The pommel is of glossy leather with tooled decoration in brown. The sheath is of the same glossy red leather with circular and linear patterns. The leaf shape of the sheath disguises the narrowness of the blade.

See AF 3386 for comparison.


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