Cerimonial hatchet with decorative copper inserts in a steel blade.;From accession file 4621: "Used in sacrificial killings of chickens, etc." / Identified by Raymond Silverman, Professor of History, Department of the History of Art, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48824-1357; tel: 734.615.9847;Part of accession 4621. The objects were collected by the donor while a missionary in the Belgian Congo, from 1922-1925. They were made by members of the Pende ethnic group, a Bantu people that live in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo.