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Dagger and Sheath

Dagger and Sheath

Central Africa; Cameroon
Wood, Leather, Copper
Dagger: 9 3/4 x 2 x 11/16 ins. (24.8 x 5.1 x 1.7 cm)
Sheath: 7 1/8 x 1 1/8 x 1 ins. (18.1 x 2.9 x 2.5 cm)
This dagger has a zoomorphic animal on its handle, which has close similarities to representations of the aardvark: the arched back, bent legs, along with the simplified and pointed ears. The one dissimilarity is the uncharacteristic spherical head, whereas most are elongated.