Three surgical knives, from the Masia peoples of East Africa, c. 1880-1920.

Made:
1880-1920 in Kenya and Tanzania

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Surgical knife, steel blade set in wooden handle, with hide sheath and loop for suspension, Masai, East Africa, 1880-1920

Details

Category:
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A651073
Materials:
hide, steel and wood
type:
surgical instruments