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Dogon (Dogon (culture or style))
Ritual Staff
20th century
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Irving F. Burton
1975/1.69
This stone dagger has a handle that is divided into two parts, separated from each other by a thinner band. The upper tier is smaller in length than the lower tier, which flares outward as it approaches the end. The tip of blade is broken off. In profile, the blade thickens in the center.<br />
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Carved from stone, this dagger with a two-tier handle is missing only its tip. The cross section of the blade is rhomboid, while that of the handle is shaped like a convex lens. The dagger is of the later two-tier-handled type (<em>idanbyeongsik</em>), meaning that it probably dates from the end of the early Bronze Age or the beginning of the middle Bronze Age. Max Loehr (1903- 1988) was a German art historian specializing in East Asian art who taught at the University of Michigan from 1951 to 1960 as a professor.<br />
[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2017) p.32]
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Polished Stone Dagger
900 BCE – 701 BCE
Museum purchase from the collection of Max Loehr
1960/2.117
The wooden handle of this sword has two sharp projections at its end. The blade is wide and has a double-arched end. 
Sengele (Sengele (culture or style))
Sword
20th century
Gift of Susan B. and John F. Ullrich
1998/1.99
This sword has a heart-shaped blade with ridged lines outlining its edges. The wooden handle has a large and flat edge with fine incisions creating a striped pattern. 
Sakata (Sakata (culture or style))
Dagger
20th century
Gift of Susan B. and John F. Ullrich
1998/1.94
A brass knife with a narrow handle terminating in a pommel with a human face. At the top of the head is a brass loop. The blade of the knife is in the form of a round disc decorated with an incised fish and other patterns. The middle of the knife blade has a hole in the shape of a four-pointed star. 
African (African (general, continental cultures))
Knife
20th century
Gift of Susan B. and John F. Ullrich
1998/1.131
Sword with a handle composed of a narrow wood rod connected to a flat disc on one end and a conical shape at the other end. The handle and sheath are decorated with brass and iron tacks. The blade is wider near the handle and then narrows to a point. 
Sword and Sheath
20th century
Gift of Susan B. and John F. Ullrich
1998/1.92A&B
The blade of this sword has two slight, triangular protrusions on each edge. On one side of the blade are closely placed incisions running the length of the blade. The wooden handle is wrapped in wire. 
Kele
Short sword
20th century
Gift of Susan B. and John F. Ullrich
1998/1.121
Axe with wooden handle. The bottom of the handle is cylindrical with a small disc-shaped grip at the end, while the upper portion of the handle is composed of two figures on top of one another. They face opposing directions; the lower figure appears to be holding a knife while the other figure may be holding a musical instrument to its mouth. 
Yoruba (Yoruba (culture or style))
Ceremonial Axe
20th century
Gift of Susan B. and John F. Ullrich
1998/1.53
The wood handle of this sword is wrapped in metal wire and embellished with a design of two stacked discs. The cutting edge of the sword runs along the length of one side. The cutting edge is made up of three half circles with the last and largest half circle forming a large, pointed hook. 
Ngombe (Ngombe)
Execution Sword
20th century
Gift of Susan B. and John F. Ullrich
1998/1.63
This sword has a long blade with a tri-pointed tip. The center of the blade has a ridge running the length of it. The wooden handle has a V-shaped top.
Mbun (Mbun)
Short Sword
20th century
Gift of Susan B. and John F. Ullrich
1998/1.61
Gold-weight in the shape of two curved blades facing in opposite directions attached to a ball. 
Akan (Akan (culture or style))
Gold-weight
20th century
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
1997/1.458
Gold-weight in the shape of a a cylindrical rod with a pointed tip and a handle made of a short, cylindrical rod between two circular discs. The majority of the cylindrical rod is covered in a pattern of small, raised dots. 
Akan (Akan (culture or style))
Gold-weight
1900 – 1985
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
1997/1.515
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