SW-22 Four Bone Daggers

Shields & Weapons

SW-22 Four Bone Daggers

Sepik River region, PNG.

a) Cassowary bone, Abelam, finely engraved spirit figure on the shaft. Old and well used.

b) Cassowary bone, Abelam. Superbly carved figure dominated this dagger. At some point in its history it was broken and carefully repaired, drilling fine holes and using cane straps. It is an old dagger, kept whitened by the owner.

c) Human bone, Bongos village,Kwoma, Upper Sepik River. Collected in Bongos village, 1988; owner: Angindimi. This is the leg bone of Aiap, a great fight leader of Bongos, who died by poison before Ambunti was established (1924).

a) 36 x 4.5 x 5 cm     b) 36 x 5 x 4 cm     c) 33 x 6 x 7 cm (SOLD)     d) 28 x 4 x 4 cm

a) $1000 b) $1000

Size Various

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