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Lot #16 - A 19th Century Crocodile Jaw Bone Dagger, Asmat People, South West Papua

  • Auction House:
    Theodore Bruce
  • Sale Name:
    Fine Aboriginal, Oceanic & Tribal
  • Sale Date:
    02 Dec 2018 ~ 3pm (AEDT)
  • Lot #:
    16
  • Lot Description:
    A 19th Century Crocodile Jaw Bone Dagger, Asmat People, South West Papua
    on custom-made stand. This dagger is fashioned from the jaw bone of a very large crocodile, the woven handle section is decorated with Croix seeds and Cassowary feathers. It presents a deep old patina with evidence of use for generations. This type of dagger was used to kill and capture enemies. The dagger was a family heirloom imbued with the power of their ancestors who used this piece
    55 cm
  • Provenance:
    Todd Barlin, Sydney; The Elizabeth Pryce Collection, Sydney
  • Estimate:
    A$500 - 700
  • Realised Price:
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  • Category:
    Tribal

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