Lot: 13

56th tribal art auction

Stone axe

Papua New Guinea

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Coll. Eckert, Munich, Germany L: 21.9 inch 1200 EUR
plus 27 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wooden shaft, a stone blade of greyish basalt, sharpened and polished, oval in cross-section, affixed by rattan which is tightly wrapped around, an artificially plaited rattan cuff for decoration and additional fixing, slightly dam., crack (on top), place of repair

Aumann, Georg, Kunst und Kunsthandwerk aus Neu Guinea, Ausst.kat. Natur-Museum Coburg 1986, p. 148