Axe with slight impressed decorative line markings on the blade and angled wooden handle

Item

Title

Axe with slight impressed decorative line markings on the blade and angled wooden handle

Creator

Creator Unrecorded

Subject

Axe
Weapon

Description

Axe with angled wooden shaft and a wedge shaped blade [perhaps iron] which has been slightly decorated with impressed line markings. The blade is attached by the means of a long tang which has been bent into the wood to secure it in place. Used for ritual purposes as part of an initiation costume. [FHM27/07/2019]

Publisher

Making African Connections

Date

c.1930

Type

PhysicalObject

Format

Wood; Plant
Impressed

Identifier

ETH.ANG3.695
A37/695

Source

1937
The Powell-Cotton Museum

Coverage

Angola
Africa

Rights

© The Powell-Cotton Trust

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Relation
Title Alternate label Class
Pere Camille Laagel [Priest, Missionary]
Catalogue card for ETH.ANG3.695 Physical Object