Crescent Knife

Unidentified Oromo maker

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19th -20th century

Iron, wood, and animal hide

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Overall: 22 5/16 × 2 in. (56.6 × 5.1 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Acquired by exchange from Hans Oppersdorff, The Clark School, Hanover, New Hampshire

51.5.12631

Geography/Culture

Africa, Eastern Africa, Sudan

Period

19th century

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Armament

Classification

Africa

Not on view

Course History

THEA 23, AAAS 54, Topics in African Theater and Performance, Laura Edmondson, Winter 2015

COLT 73.4, Violence, Ayo Coly, Winter 2015

Exhibition History

The Art of Weapons: Selections from the African Collection, Alvin P. Gutman Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 26, 2014 -March 13, 2016.

Publication History

Ugochukwu C. Nzewi, The Art of Weapons, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2014, checklist no. 37

Provenance

Hans Oppersdorff, Hanover, New Hampshire; given to present collection, 1951.

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