A Niue club
Lot 6033W
Rare Wood Lance, katoua, Niue Islands
Sold for US$ 11,590 inc. premium
Auction Details
A Niue club A Niue club
Lot Details
Rare Wood Lance, katoua, Niue Islands
length 64 1/2in (164 cm)
in the shape of an arrow with delicately carved, raised mid-section running from the tip and gradually merging with the handle; fine, varied honey bown patina with inscription "Niue" on the upper blade and accession numbers written in old script on the handle, probably in Dr. Kramer's handwriting.

Provenance:
Dr. Augustin Kramer, Germany

Kramer was a German physician, anthropologist and explorer in Oceania during the 19th Century. The Niue Islands, also known for many years as the "Savage Islands" was discovered by Captain Cook in 1774.

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