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Ceremonial axe

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Provenance

Between 1990 and 2002, acquired by Alan Helms, Boston [see note]; 2005, year-end gift of Alan Helms to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 25, 2006) NOTE: Probably purchased from a gallery in Paris or New York.

Credit Line

Gift of Alan Helms

African, Cameroon, Kirdi peoples, early to mid-20th century

Object Place

Cameroon, Northern

Dimensions

Image: 40.6 x 38.7 x 1.3 cm (16 x 15 1/4 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2005.1186

Medium or Technique

Iron

Collections

Africa and Oceania

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Knives, Blades, Scrapers