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ID number:  BIRRC-D0094
Institution:  Research and Cultural Collections
Named collection:  Danford Collection of West African Art and Artefacts
Title / Object name:  Ceremonial axe
Object type:  Axe
Place made:  Ngoni, S.E. Africa
Materials:  Iron, wood, brass and copper
Measurements:  49 cm

With iron blade and a wooden haft elaborately decorated with brass and copper wire. Collected at Benguela in Angola by William Cadbury in 1908. According to W.Fagg this axe is in the Ngoni style and is therefore not attributable to the Benguela region.

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