DaggerArtist(s)SakataArtist NationalitySakata (culture or style)Object Creation Date20th centuryMedium & Supportiron and woodDimensions
17 7/8 in x 5 3/4 in x 1 11/16 in (45.4 cm x 14.6 cm x 4.3 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 wide, flat design suggests that it is a part of the costume of distinguished Sakata community members. Physical Description
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. Primary Object Classification Metalwork Primary Object TypeknifeCollection AreaAfricanRights
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