Lot: 32

97th Auction


Papua New Guinea, Eastern Highlands, Gulf or Morobe provinces, Anga

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
American Private Collection L: 26.8 inch 1000 EUR
plus 27 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, lime, red and yellow ochre, base

These clubs are strengthened by the fact that the grain of the wood follows the right-angle turn from the handle to the blade.

They were hidden by the Anga warriors in bark-cloth capes. They were revealed only to attack an enemy.

Friede, John et. al. (ed.), New Guinea Highlands, New York 2017, p. 222, Fig. 10.34 A-B