Sword

Lele people, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central Africa, Africa

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19th century

Iron, wood, and shells

Overall: 26 x 4 1/16 x 3 15/16 in. (66 x 10.3 x 10 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Robert L. Ripley, Class of 1939H

40.15.12625

Geography/Culture

Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Period

19th century

Object Name

Armament: Edged

Classification

Africa

Not on view

Exhibition History

Basis for Design: Visual Problem Solving, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Studio Art 10, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 31-April 26, 1998.

Provenance

Collected by Robert L. Ripley, Mamaroneck, New York, early 20th century (The Ripley's "Believe It or Not" Collection); given to present collection, 1940.

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