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Throwing Knife

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Provenance

Between 2000 and 2006, purchased from dealers in Paris, Brussels, and New York by Timothy Phillips, Cambridge, MA; 2006, gift of Timothy Phillips to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 24, 2007)

Credit Line

Gift of Timothy Phillips

African, Nigeria, Tiv peoples, mid-20th century

Dimensions

Overall: 41.9 x 36.8 cm (16 1/2 x 14 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2006.2050

Medium or Technique

Metal

Collections

Africa and Oceania

Classifications

Warfare, hunting, & fishing, Swords, Daggers, Knives