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Seattle Art Museum (SAM)

Dance Blade

Photo by Tom Joyce

Dance Blade

19th - 20th century

15 1/2 x 6 3/4 x 1 in. (39.4 x 17.1 x 2.5cm)
Partial gift of Tom Joyce and partial purchase with funds from John and Robyn Horn
Photo by Tom Joyce
Not currently on view


Exhibition HistoryAsheville, North Carolina, Life Force at the Anvil, A Blacksmith's Art from Africa, May 22 - August 28, 1998
Published ReferencesHuet, Michel. Dances of Africa. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1996 cover. p.100- 101

Fisher, Angela. Africa Adorned. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1987 p.134

Huet, Michel. Dance, Art, and Ritual of Africa. New York: Pantheon Books, 1978 p. 172, 177

The Seattle Art Museum acknowledges that we are located on the ancestral land of the Coast Salish people.