Akrafena with Shark-Skin Scabbard

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Illustration

Arienne King
by British Museum
published on 06 March 2021
Akrafena with Shark-Skin Scabbard Download Full Size Image

An Akfrefena, a type of Ashanti state sword, with a sharkskin and antelope hide scabbard. Steel blade, with wooden handle, decorated with gold leaf. Ghana. 19th Century CE. 70 cm (27.4 in) x 7.5 cm (2.9 in). (Courtesy of the British Museum)

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Museum, B. (2021, March 06). Akrafena with Shark-Skin Scabbard. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/13571/akrafena-with-shark-skin-scabbard/

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