Object photography

Click image to enlarge +

Object description

  • African artist
  • Knife, 19th century
  • Metal, wood, copper alloy
  • Upper Congo River, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Africa
  • L: 19 1/4 in, W: 4 1/4 in
  • Gift of William C. Endicott, 1906
  • E9135


This is a knife with an incised metal blade. The double-edged blade is decorated with copper alloy inlay in a cross hatching pattern down the center and incised dots along the outer edges. The knife has a carved wooden handle.