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A knife with a leaf shaped blade. Running vertically down the center of the blade is a gridded square pattern. The handle is also engraved with lines that wrap around the entire handle. 
Kuba (Kuba (Democratic Republic of Congo style))
Knife
1895 – 1905
Gift of Asher and Vera Margolis
1986/1.207
Knife with a leaf-shaped blade. The center of the blade has an engraved line running down the length of the blade. The handle has a bulb-like base flattened at the end. 
Kuba (Kuba (Democratic Republic of Congo style))
Knife
20th century
Gift of Susan B. and John F. Ullrich
1998/1.72
Leaf-shaped knife with diamond pattern consisting of interlocking lines running down the center of the blade. The handle has several diamond patterns consisting of intersecting lines. 
Kuba (Kuba (Democratic Republic of Congo style))
Knife
20th century
Gift of Susan B. and John F. Ullrich
1998/1.75
Knife with leaf-shaped blade and wooden handle. Handle consists of multiple geometric patterns and intersecting lines.
Kuba (Kuba (Democratic Republic of Congo style))
Knife
20th century
Gift of Susan B. and John F. Ullrich
1998/1.74
Knife with leaf-shaped blade and wooden handle. Multiple engraved lines run down the length of the blade. The handle has multiple patterns with various intersecting lines.
Kuba (Kuba (Democratic Republic of Congo style))
Knife
20th century
Gift of Susan B. and John F. Ullrich
1998/1.73
The blade of this sword has an elongated leaf-shaped blade and a short wooden handle. 
Knife
20th century
Gift of Susan B. and John F. Ullrich
1998/1.82

German
Lusitania Medal
1914 – 1954
Gift of Cornelius C. Vermeule
1954/2.36
A bronze statue in the shape of a peacock, this piece has engraved decorations and is made in the Seljuk style of metalwork.
Iranian (Iranian)
Peacock
12th century
Museum Purchase
1959/1.116
This elaborate sword has a short main shaft that splits at its end into two opposite directions, forming two blades that curve slightly downward. In the middle of the shaft are two small stems that curve upward with leaf-life formations at their tips. The handle is ivory. On one side of the blade is the following inscription: FOROVRO. On the other side is: ODRUFA
Mangbetu (Mangbetu)
Double Sickle Knife
20th century
Gift of Susan B. and John F. Ullrich
1998/1.83
Knife with leaf-shaped blade and wooden handle. The blade is engraved with several lines running along the length of the blade, while the handle has various geometric patterns and lines carved in it. 
Kuba (Kuba (Democratic Republic of Congo style))
Knife
20th century
Gift of Susan B. and John F. Ullrich
1998/1.71
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
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