University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:42-30-553
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Bangala
Provenience: Eastern Zaire
Zaire
Section:African
Materials:Iron
Brass
Wood
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:H-33 - Other Number
386 - Other Number

Description

Iron blade with recurved sides widening and dividing into two vertical inturned crescent blades. Medial band of narrow grooves; lines of short diagonal notches, two short shallow grooves, and cross-hatched lines on each face. Flat wooden grip wrapped with bronze strip except for a narrow band of basketry at the junction with the blade; grip terminates in two thick carinated discs surmounted by a facetted ball.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Weapons and Defense (27 Oct 1951 - 06 Jan 1952) View Objects in Exhibition

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