University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:AF1163
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Sango
Wagigi
Provenience: Zaire
Belgian Congo
Mubangi District
Section:African
Materials:Iron
Ivory
Credit Line:Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number:631 - Field No SF

Description

Iron blade extends from ivory handle; a projection sticks out from part of blade just above the handle; there are three holes through this projection; blade tapers to a point; there are two veritcal rows of three arched shaped designs on bottom part of both faces of blade; ivory handle is wide just below the blade, narrows in center, and has a wide circular base; there are three set of ringed grooves cut into narrow part of hilt.


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