Ngala. <em>Executioner's Sword</em>, 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)

Executioner's Sword


Medium: Iron, wood, metal wire and nailheads

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:late 19th or early 20th century

Dimensions: 5 1/8 x 21 7/16 in. (13 x 54.5 cm)


Accession Number: 22.414

Image: CUR.22.414_threequarter_PS5.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
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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