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Knife

Accession Number
1998/1.131

Title
Knife

Artist(s)
African

Artist Nationality
African (general, continental cultures)

Object Creation Date
20th century

Medium & Support
brass

Dimensions
10 1/4 in x 4 1/8 in (26.04 cm x 10.48 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Susan B. and John F. Ullrich


Physical Description
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. 

Primary Object Classification
Arms and Armor

Primary Object Type
knife

Collection Area
African

Rights
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Keywords
ceremonial weapons
knife
prestige
symbols of office or status

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