Throwing Knife

African, Cameroon, Mafa peoples
mid-20th century


Dimensions

Overall: 68.6 cm (27 in.)

Accession Number

2006.2043

Medium or Technique

Metal

On View

Richard B. Carter Gallery (Gallery 171)

Collections

Africa and Oceania

Classifications

Swords, daggers, knives

Provenance

Between 2000 and 2006, acquired by Timothy Phillips, Boston [see note]; 2006, year-end gift of Timothy Phillips to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 24, 2007)

NOTE: Probably purchased from a dealer in Paris, Brussels, or New York.

Credit Line

Gift of Timothy Phillips