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unknown Saka, Ngandu
Short Sword/Prestige KnifeFirst half 20th century
Stamped, carved metal, and wood
14 9/16 in. x 3 3/4 in. x 1 9/16 in. (37 cm x 9.5 cm x 4 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 99.3.18
Other Number(s): 137 (Neufeld Collection Number)
Geography: Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Classification: Ceremonial and Performance Artifacts; Ritual Objects
Culture/Nationality: Saka, Congolese, Central African, African
Collection: Neufeld Collection
Keywords Click a term to view the records with the same keywordThis object has the following keywords:
- African - Refers to the cultures of the continent of Africa, which is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and the Mediterranean Sea.
- Congolese - Nationality, styles, and cultures of the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
- knives - Cutting instruments consisting of a blade with a sharpened longitudinal edge fixed in a handle, either rigidly as in a table-, carving, or sheath-knife, or with a joint as in a pocket- or clasp-knife. Knives may be used to cut food, especially in serving and eating, as weapons, and for other purposes. The blade may be of steel or another metal or stone, as in the flint knives of early man, or of another material such as ivory or wood (as with a paperknife). The term also refers to tools that are shaped or used as knives, even if the edge is not particularly sharp or actually used for cutting.
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Comparanda ListThe following Comparanda exist for this object:
- "African Heritage Document and Research Center." (Accessed June 11, 2020): AHDRC.eu. Record No.: 0035758.
- 戈思明 and 菲利斯. Fatal Beauty: Traditional Weapons from Central Africa (National Museum of History, January 2009), 278, 366. Figure Number: 357b
Related Bibliography ListThe following Related Bibliography exist for this object:
- 戈思明 and 菲利斯. Fatal Beauty: Traditional Weapons from Central Africa (National Museum of History, January 2009), 59.
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