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double pointed dagger
  • Colombia
  • double pointed dagger, mid-late 1900s
  • Where object was made: Colombia?
  • deer fur, wood, plant fiber, seeds, gum resin, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 40.5 x 5 x 6 cm depth includes bundled handle
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 15 15/16 x 1 15/16 x 2 3/8 in depth includes bundled handle
  • Gift of Janet B. Young
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6806

The weapon has a cylindrical handle in the center and a wooden point at either end. The handle is wrapped with light tan fur. The ridge of resin at either end of the hand is decorated with white and red seeds. There is a twisted plant fiber strap from one ridge to the other.