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Object Number:AF1237
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Baluba
Basonge
Provenience: Zaire
Kasai District
Belgian Congo
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Iron
Length: 40.3 cm
Width: 19.2 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number:778 - Other Number

Description

Wooden handle has a wide base; above the wide base the handle is slender, but widens and beocomes bulbous at the top by the iron blade; iron blade is narrow where it is connected to the handle but widens and has a slightly arched, wide striking edge; the top and bottom edge of each face of blase is raised; there are five small holes through the blade, each of which is surrounded by a circle-between the circle and the hole are notches which radiate out fromt the hole.

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