1942.13.641

Sword, with straight, two-edged, fluted blade. Probably for sacrificial use. [AB [OPS Move] 22/11/2016]

Place details: AFRICA. Nigeria / Abia Arochukwu Arochuku. Cultural Group: Igbo Local Name: Unknown. Materials: Metal / Wood Plant / String / ?. Processes: Carved / ?. Dimensions: Max L = 670 mm Max W = 68 mm Max D = 42 mm Field Collector: Mervyn David Waldegrave Jeffreys When Collected: 1932 Other Owners: Mervyn David Waldegrave Jeffreys PRM Source: Wellcome Historical Medical Museum Acquired: Donated 1942 Other Numbers: 6/1932

KEYWORD: Sword / Knife / CLASS: Weapon / Ceremonial / ?.

Object description: Sword, with straight, two-edged, fluted blade, pierced by two elongated rectangular openings near the handle end, and with carved wooden hilt with pommel and cross bar. The hilt and cross bar appear to have been split and bound with string. Probably for sacrificial use. [AB [OPS Move] 22/11/2016]