University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:42-30-598
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Sudan
Section:African
Materials:Iron
Leather
Fabric
Length: 27.2
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:20 - Other Number

Description

Grip and blade of one piece of iron. Double-edged blade tapering to point; end of grip flat with convex edge; grip wrapped with cloth covered with hide; sealing wax fastening the tape binding. "One of the daggers carried by the warriors of the Mad Mullah whom Kitchener broke and routed in the bloodiest battle of the 19th century."


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