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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:African
Title:Sword
Date Made:19th or early 20th century
Type:Armament; Ceremonial
Materials:iron, copper, and natural fibers
Place Made:Africa; Democratic Republic of Congo
Measurements:Overall: 23 1/4 in x 4 3/8 in; 59.1 cm x 11.1 cm
Accession Number:  MH SK 2006.137.INV
Credit Line:Joseph Allen Skinner Museum, Mount Holyoke College
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Description:
Large knife or dagger. Wide blade, each side single bevel. Carved decoration along the left side of the blade, on both sides. Connected to handle by oval metal piece with piece down center. Triangular copper wrapped handle with bulbous end. End covered in wide raffia.

Tags:
African; swords

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