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Iron, wood, metal wire and nailheads
late 19th or early 20th century
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Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
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Ngala. Executioner's Sword, late 19th or early 20th century. Iron, wood, metal wire and nailheads, 5 1/8 x 21 7/16 in. (13 x 54.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.414. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.414_threequarter_PS5.jpg)
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Iron blade, the multi-curved edge ending in a sickle shape. Handle of wood is wrapped in wire, ending in three flattened balls studded with nailheads.
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