Dance axe

Manding peoples
20th century
Artist Unidentified

Object Place: Mali Empire (c. 1230 to c. 1600), West Africa


Overall: 19 x 30 x 4.5 cm (7 1/2 x 11 13/16 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

wood and metal

Not On View


Africa and Oceania, Contemporary Art


Arms and armor


1962, purchased at a flea market, Paris, by Geneviève McMillan (b. 1922 - d. 2008), Cambridge, MA; 2008, to the Geneviève McMillan and Reba Stewart Foundation, Cambridge; 2009, gift of the Geneviève McMillan and Reba Stewart Foundation to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 17, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Geneviève McMillan in memory of Reba Stewart