University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:42-30-532
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Ababua
Provenience: Zaire
Section:African
Materials:Iron
Copper
Wood
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:499 - Other Number

Description

Double-edged iron blade widening to rounded end. On each face, a double line of gouges terminating in a group of four small inlaid copper discs surrounded by gouged dots. Deep, lenthwise piercing on both surfaces between blade and wooden grip, whichwidens to a flat, circular end, and is completely wrapped with a narrow strip of copper.


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