Iron knife with cylindrical wooden handle, matchet

Made:
1851-1900 in Nigeria
maker:
Yoruba people

Iron knife with cylindrical wooden handle, matchete-like blade, curved and flared towards tip, ceremonial and amuletic, smallpox ju-ju, Yoruba, Nigeria, 1851-1900

Details

Category:
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Object Number:
A657212
Materials:
handle, wood, iron
type:
knife
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
credit:
Johnson, C.G.
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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