Lot 33: A superb Human bone dagger, New Guinea

Upper/Middle Sepik River, Papua New Guinea; H: 15 3/4"

Of Human bone, the outer edges flaring widely and the tapering blade extremely long; the dagger with classical repeated curling motifs and faces, found along the upper and Middle Sepik. Fine old brownish yellow patina with original cassowary feather drop tied to the back with more recent string. A fine and extremely rare example.

Collected n Swagup Village in 1963, Sepik River; East Sepik Province, PNG
- Ex. Jonathan Mankowitz, London


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