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Loan Object

Ceremonial Blade

18th–19th century

Iron and brass

22 5/16 × 6 11/16 × 7 1/16 in. (56.6 × 17 × 18 cm)
Promised gift of Dwight B. and Anna Cooper Heath
ILE2009.6.9
Geography: 
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Culture: 
Lobala, Ngbaka, or Kongo, subgroup Nzombo
Period: 
18th–19th century
Classification: 
Arms and Armor
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