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Executioner's Sword

Arts of Africa

MEDIUM Iron, wood, metal wire and nailheads
DATES late 19th or early 20th century
DIMENSIONS 5 1/8 x 21 7/16 in. (13 x 54.5 cm)
COLLECTIONS Arts of Africa
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 22.414
CREDIT LINE Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Iron blade, the multi-curved edge ending in a sickle shape. Handle of wood is wrapped in wire, ending in three flattened balls studded with nailheads.
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