From: Zaire | Kasai District | Belgian Congo

Curatorial Section: African

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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

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.

Length 40.3 cm
Width 19.2 cm
Credit Line Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number 778 - Other Number

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