Knife

Description
This prestige blade is called muder, which means ‘the scorpion’. It was not intended as a weapon and was never thrown as it is large and too heavy. The blade contains highly stylised motifs, which connects the owner (men) to nature. As part of their attire, this item is still being used by men as a fashion accessory.
Accession Loan No.
91/1932/3
Collection Class
Personal ornament
Common Name
knife
Simple Name
prestige knife
Full Name
prestige knife (muder)
Dimensions
whole length 430 mm; whole width 330 mm
Cultural Group
Ingessana
Production County
Blue Nile province
Production Country
Sudan, Republic of the
Production Area Region
North Africa
Production Continent
Africa
Family Group

Material
metal; hide
Function Name
weapon
Collection Area Region
CENT
Collection Continent
Africa

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