Lot: 53

85th Tribal Art Auction

Shark-tooth knife

Kiribati - Gilbert Islands

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
L: 15.9 inch 600 EUR
plus 21 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, rich reddish brown patina, slightly curved handle and blade with raised middle ridge, shark teeth inserted in notches along side rims, fixed by plant fibre, some teeth damaged, resp. missing, tip broken, abrasion of paint