Spear
Lot 282W
Unusual and Rare Model of a Saber, Tongan Islands
Sold for US$ 8,125 inc. premium
Auction Details
Spear Spear
Lot Details
Unusual and Rare Model of a Saber, Tongan Islands
length 63 1/4in (160.7cm)
Wood

Provenance:
Private Collection, California

This unusual carving, not only because of the form it is in, has a very rare depiction of people traveling in a ship. Incised overall with geometric patterns; fine dark-brown patina.
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  1. Fredric Backlar
    Specialist - African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art
    Bonhams
    Work
    7601 W. Sunset Boulevard
    Los Angeles, 90046
    United States
    Work +1 323 436 5416
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