University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:42-30-571
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Fang
Provenience: Gabon
Section:African
Materials:Iron
Wood
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:258B - Other Number

Description

Iron blade, the sides parallel for most of their length, then rounded to point; slight medial ridge on each face; wide, flat "stem" with raised edges and with horzontal barbs at its base. Cylindrical wooden grip with short straight guard and with double tongue extending the length of the "stem" on each face and ornamented with fine incised cross-hatching.


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