University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Native NameCurvo
Object Number:42-30-118
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Chile (uncertain)
Argentina (uncertain)
Culture Area: South America
Section:American
Materials:Metal
Wood
Leather
Length: 30 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:23 A - Collector Number

Description

Single-edged steel blade tapering and curving to point. Simple incised tree pattern on both faces of blade. Socket from back of blade covers tang which extends through facetted wooden grip, widest in center. Three compound bands of copper and steel around grip; copper and steel facetted knob cap. Sheath: single piece of dark leather sewed up one face which is ornamented with impressed diagonal lines. Extension from other face of two thin pieces of leather with red cloth between, ornamented with brass eyelets.


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