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 This object is not available anymore.

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.