Sword

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Registration number
29598
Item name
Sword 
Category
Fighting
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
 
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Africa > Northern Africa unspecified
Map
Collector
Unrecorded 
Acquisition date
 
Acquisition method
by Unrecorded 
Dimensions
H: W: 40 mm L: 786 mm D: Circum:

Description

Sword. Metal with brass tip on the handle. Handle is leather, 90 x 4 cm.

Research notes

The inference that the item is from Africa is based on its similarity to a sword illustrated in Christopher Spring, African Arms and Armour, British Museum Press, 1993, p. 40. In this work such swords are provenanced to Western Sudanic Africa. Blade most likely a French sabre.

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