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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:African; Songye
Title:Nzappa zap (axe)
Date Made:19th or early 20th century
Type:Ceremonial; Armament
Materials:Iron, copper, and wood
Place Made:Africa; Democratic Republic of Congo
Measurements:overall: 14 5/8 in x 9 3/16 in x 2 1/8 in; 37.1 cm x 23.3 cm x 5.4 cm
Accession Number:  MH SK 2006.123.INV
Credit Line:Joseph Allen Skinner Museum, Mount Holyoke College
Museum Collection:  The Joseph Allen Skinner Museum at Mount Holyoke College
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Description:
Face and scrolled iron work on axe head. Handle covered in copper nailed on and sewn along seam. Handle is rounded at top and flares at bottom.

Tags:
African

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