Chiefs Sword

A chiefs sword with an iron blade and a carved wooden hilt, with silver-plate mounts. The sheath is made from tooled leatherwork with a tassel, in Mandingo leatherwork, Mandingo here, refers to a type of craftsmanship associated with Muslim elites.

Further Information

  • Type: Weapons, armour
  • Object: Chiefs Sword
  • Materials: Metal, Wood
  • Culture Group: Other
  • Dimensions: 545mm [L] x 55mm [W] x 50mm [C]
  • Production Date: Pre 1950
  • Associated Places: Unknown
  • Associated People: E. A. Bannerman-Phillips
  • Museum: British Museum
  • Accession Number: BM:Af.1950.44.6.a

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