Lot: 64

87th Tribal Art Auction

Bone dagger

Papua New Guinea - Sepik

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Günther Filla, Bochum, Germany H: 8.9 inch 150 EUR
plus 21 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

cassowary thighbone, dark pigment, carved with geometrical ornaments and human face, swivel head as handle, min. dam., slight traces of usage. Bone daggers were stuck into a plaited band on the upper arm, they were used as weapon for hunting and for fighting.