Sword Sheath

A sword, made with an iron blade, and a wooden handle inlaid bands of brass. The sheath is made from tooled leatherwork with inlaid plaited grass, and a tassel, in Mandingo leatherwork, Mandingo here, refers to a type of craftsmanship associated with Muslim elites.

Further Information

  • Type: Weapons, armour
  • Object: Sword Sheath
  • Materials: Leather, animal skin, Vegetable, organic fibre
  • Culture Group: Other
  • Dimensions: 530mm [L] x 90mm [W] x 60mm [C]
  • Production Date: Pre 1950
  • Associated Places: Unknown
  • Associated People: E. A. Bannerman-Phillips
  • Museum: British Museum
  • Accession Number: BM:Af.1950.44.6.b

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