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African Artist



Hunting Weapon, n.d.
Iron (metal)
21 1/4 x 2 5/8 x 1 1/4 in. (54 x 7 x 3 cm)

Creation Place: Africa, Congolese
Technique: Metalworking
Credit Line: Gift of an unknown donor
Accession Number: P5534
Cahalan 9

Commentary
"Double edged knives such as this were used for hunting, defense, and prestige. A well forged weapon was considered a valuable and desirable commodity in trade."
(http://www.africaandbeyond.com/african-art-sickle-knife-blade-weapon-ngombe-congo-schmidtls138.html)

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Dimensions
  • Irregular Dimensions: 21 1/4 x 2 5/8 x 1 1/4 in. (53.98 x 6.67 x 3.18 cm)


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