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Ol alem (sword), 19th century (iron, cord & leather)

IMAGE number
WAM2652203
Title
Ol alem (sword), 19th century (iron, cord & leather)
Artist
Eastern African School, (19th century) / African
Location
Worcester Art Museum, Massachusetts, USA
Medium
iron, cord and leather
Dimensions
78.1x93.3x2.5 cms
Description

Eastern African, Massai People. Double edge blade with strong medial ridge on both faces, widening at lower quarter to form leaf-shaped point. Only lower half of blade sharpened. Cylindrical handle wrapped with braided cord and covered with brown leather.

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© Worcester Art Museum / The John Woodman Higgins Collection / Bridgeman Images
Keywords
weapon / weapons / armaments / defensive weapon / infantry weapon / weaponry / blades / sword / swords / east africa / ol alem / arms / military / eastern african / weapon / weapons / blade / militaria / massai

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Dimension [pixels] Dimension in 300dpi [mm] File size [MB]
Large 5512 × 957 px 467 × 81 mm 0 MB
Medium 1024 × 178 px 87 × 15 mm 0 MB
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