University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:42-30-521
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Northern Zaire
Zaire
Section:African
Materials:Iron
Fiber
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:528 - Other Number

Description

Iron blade terminating at its base in a crescent spur; at its end on this side, the blade is nearly horizontal, down-curved, with long, slightly curved, pointed vertical extension; on the opposite side, the blade is extended upward at an obtuse angle with a further, nearly horizontal curved extension. Double band of small gouges the length of all blades, with angle design in two corners. The grip is a flat extension of the blade covered with basketry, with a basketry loop over the spur.


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