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ID: 300262987
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/aat/300262987

 

Record Type: concept
afena (ceremonial swords, ceremonial weapons, ... Furnishings and Equipment (hierarchy name))

 

Note: African ceremonial swords of the Asante people, having a curved iron blade, broad at the point but gradually tapering towards the woden hilt which is sometimes encased in gold and consisting of two spheres at either end of a cylinder, worn or carried by Asante kings and major chiefs or their representatives.
 
Terms:
afena (preferred,C,V,English-P,D,L,B)
afena (Dutch-P,D,U,U)
afena (Spanish-P,D,U,SN)
afena (Akan-P,D,U,B)
akofena (C,V,English,UF,U,N)
akofena (Akan,UF,U,N)
阿善提彎刀 (C,U,Chinese (traditional)-P,D,U,U)
阿桑特彎刀 (C,U,Chinese (traditional),UF,U,U)
阿芬納劍 (C,U,Chinese (traditional),UF,U,U)
阿芬納儀式刀 (C,U,Chinese (traditional),UF,U,U)
ā shàn tí wān dāo (C,U,Chinese (transliterated Hanyu Pinyin)-P,UF,U,U)
a shan ti wan dao (C,U,Chinese (transliterated Pinyin without tones)-P,UF,U,U)
a shan t'i wan tao (C,U,Chinese (transliterated Wade-Giles)-P,UF,U,U)

Facet/Hierarchy Code:  V.TK

Hierarchical Position:

Hierarchy of Objects Facet
Objects Facet
Hierarchy of Furnishings and Equipment (hierarchy name)
.... Furnishings and Equipment (hierarchy name) (G)
Hierarchy of Weapons and Ammunition (hierarchy name)
........ Weapons and Ammunition (hierarchy name) (G)
Hierarchy of weapons
............ weapons (G)
Hierarchy of ceremonial weapons
................ ceremonial weapons (G)
Hierarchy of ceremonial swords
.................... ceremonial swords (G)
Hierarchy of afena
........................ afena (G)

Additional Notes:
Chinese (traditional) ..... 非洲阿桑特(Asante)族的儀式刀,有彎曲的鐵質刀刃,末端寬闊而朝著木質刀柄逐漸變細,圓柱形的刀柄有時包以黃金,兩端為球體,由阿桑泰國王、主要首領或其代表佩帶或攜帶。 
Dutch ..... Afrikaanse ceremoniële zwaarden van het Asantevolk, met een gebogen stalen kling die breed is aan de punt maar taps toeloopt in de richting van het houten handvat, dat soms in goud is gevat en bestaat uit twee bollen aan weerszijden van een cilinder. Gedragen door Asante koningen en vooraanstaande stamhoofden of hun vertegenwoordigers. 
Spanish ..... Espadas africanas ceremoniales de la tribu Asante, que tienen una hoja de hierro curva, ancha en la punta pero estrechándose gradualmente hacia la empuñadura de madera que algunas veces está recubierta en oro y que consiste en dos esferas, una en cada extremo de un cilindro, usadas o portadas por los reyes y jefes importantes de dicha tribu o sus representantes. 

Sources and Contributors:
阿善提彎刀............  [AS-Academia Sinica Preferred]
..............  AS-Academia Sinica data (2014-)
阿桑特彎刀............  [AS-Academia Sinica]
..............  AS-Academia Sinica data (2014-)
阿芬納劍............  [AS-Academia Sinica]
...........  AS-Academia Sinica data (2014-)
阿芬納儀式刀............  [AS-Academia Sinica]
.................  AS-Academia Sinica data (2014-)
afena............  [CDBP-SNPC Preferred, RKD, AAT-Ned Preferred, VP Preferred]
..............  AAT-Ned (1994-)
..............  Cole and Ross, Arts of Ghana (1977) 145
..............  Contributed as a candidate term Candidate term -- AFRART -- 6/98
..............  Sareeram, Metalworks from the Gold Coast [online] (1998) illustration
..............  Spring, African Arms and Armor (1993) illustration, 56, illustration at p. 57; text uses term as both singular and plural
..............  TAA database (2000-)
akofena............  [VP]
.................  Fraser and Cole, eds., African Art & Leadership (1972) 157
a shan ti wan dao............  [AS-Academia Sinica]
................................  AS-Academia Sinica data (2014-)
ā shàn tí wān dāo............  [AS-Academia Sinica]
................................  AS-Academia Sinica data (2014-)
a shan t'i wan tao............  [AS-Academia Sinica]
...................................  AS-Academia Sinica data (2014-)
 
Subject: .....  [AS-Academia Sinica, CDBP-SNPC, RKD, AAT-Ned, VP]
............  AAT-Ned (1994-)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Cole and Ross, Arts of Ghana (1977)
Chinese (traditional) .......... [AS-Academia Sinica]
.......... AS-Academia Sinica data (2014-)
Dutch .......... [RKD, AAT-Ned]
.......... AAT-Ned (1994-)
Spanish .......... [CDBP-SNPC]
.......... TAA database (2000-)

 

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