Circumcision knife with black obsidian blade and w

Made:
1871-1910

Circumcision knife with black obsidian blade and wooden handle painted red and decorated with incised barbed design inlaid with lime powder, from Admiralty Islands (?), 1871-1910

Details

Category:
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Object Number:
A102297
Materials:
obsidian, wood
type:
circumcision knife
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • surgical equipment
  • surgical instrument
  • circumcision equipment
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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