SwordArtist(s)Object Creation Date20th centuryMedium & Supportmetal and woodDimensions
21 3/4 in x 2 7/8 in x 1 9/16 in (55.3 cm x 7.3 cm x 4 cm)Credit LineGift of Susan B. and John F. UllrichLabel copySubject matter
The form of this sword's handle and the shape of the blade suggest it could have been made by Tikar peoples, on the periphery of the Cameroon Grasslands region. As the blade of this sword is dull, it was meant to be used as a prestige object on special occasions. Similar swords are also found among other Grassfields kingdoms, often accompanied by elaborately decorated sheaths.
Page, Donna. 2007. A Cameroon World: Art and Artifacts from the Caroline and Marshall Mount Collection.
New York: QCC Art Gallery, City University of New York.Physical Description
Sword with a wooden "X" shaped handle and a metal blade terminating in two points that curve inward. Primary Object Classification Arms and Armor Primary Object TypeswordCollection AreaAfricanRights
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