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Dance Blade, (Manzhi)

Photo by Tom Joyce

Dance Blade, (Manzhi)

19th - 20th century

Copper alloy
16 x 8 3/4 x 3/4 in. (40.6 x 22.2 x 1.9cm)
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 ReferencesZirngibl, Manfred A. Trans. David Miller. Rare African Short Weapons. Passan, Germany: Prinz-Verlag, 1983, p. 31, 32

Ballarini, Roberto. Ferri e Monete dell'Africa Equatoriale. Milan: Galleria Africa Curio, 1998 p.10

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