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Iron, hide, fiber
H x W x D: 59.6 x 26.8 x 3 cm (23 7/16 x 10 9/16 x 1 3/16 in.)
Weapon and Armament
Late 19th-early 20th century
Relatively thick F-shaped iron knife form, straight handle portion wrapped in hide, base ends in ball and curl.
Werner Fischer collection, Germany
Glen Rhodes, McLean, Virginia, -- to 2002
Hurst, Norman. 1997. Ngola: The Weapon as Authority, Identity, and Ritual Object in Sub-Saharan Africa. Cambridge, MA: Hurst Gallery, pp. 14-15, no. 6.
Gift of Dr. Glen Rhodes
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