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Axe

Object Number:AF1240
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Baluba
Provenience: Zaire
Kasai District
Belgian Congo
Section:African
Materials:Copper
Wood
Technique:Incised
Length: 18.3 cm
Width: 18.7 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number:780 - Other Number

Description

Ceremonial axe. Triangular shaped blade with tapered end stuck through the handle, and the other end (wide end) acting as the chopping edge; linear lines incised on blade; both faces of blade have similiar designs; short, dark brown wooden handle; middle portion of handle is wrapped in metal wire.

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