A Group Of Polynesian Weapons And Paddles, And Various Native Spears
Lot 22W
A Group Of Polynesian Weapons And Paddles, And Various Native Spears
Sold for £2,375 (US$ 4,007) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A Group Of Polynesian Weapons And Paddles, And Various Native Spears
19th Century And Later
The first each of hardwood and comprising a Fijian ula, with characteristic head of eight rounded lobes, and integral haft of circular section carved with vertical lines of wrigglework between plain lines at the grip, a Solomon Islands (Guadalcanal) club of tapering ovoidal form widening towards the head, the latter carved with a medial line along each side (rattan binding incomplete), two Soloman Islands paddles of characteristic form, one with ovoidal pointed head (tip repaired) carved with a medial ridge along each side (finial incomplete), and a New Britain dance paddle, each end of rounded form and carved with a horizontal band; the last mostly African and comprising examples with barbed or leaf-shaped points, some of iron, one with head formed from a large piece of knapped flint; together with two native wooden bows and a large leather shield with incised and applied decoration (18)
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