Object Title

Kuba shortsword

Kuba shortsword

Date

1800-1899

Object Number

XXVID.195

Provenance

Purchased at auction at Thomas Del Mar Ltd, London, on 20th March 2013. (Arms, Armour & Militaria, lot 57). Newton Theological School, Massachusetts, 22nd March 1946.

Physical Description

With a broad tapering iron blade, blackened over a central profusely grooved traingular panel, hardwood grip inset with numerous brass bails on the top, in its wooden scabbard, profusely studded with brass nails.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length 35.8cm (blade)

Associations

Places Africa