KnifeArtist(s)Object Creation Date20th centuryMedium & Supportmetal, copper, and woodDimensions
19 5/8 in x 3 5/16 in x 1 1/2 in (49.8 cm x 8.4 cm x 3.8 cm)Credit LineGift of Susan B. and John F. UllrichSubject matter
In Central Africa, metal swords were used as weapons of warfare and at other times as ceremonial items. The specific function of this sword is unknown. However, its lack of embellishments suggests that it was most likely used as a weapon. Physical Description
The blade of this sword has an elongated leaf-shaped blade and a short wooden handle. Primary Object Classification Metalwork Primary Object TypeknifeCollection AreaAfricanRights
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metalwork (visual works)