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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
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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