A lot of four ethnographic weapons
Lot 3023
A lot of four ethnographic weapons
Sold for US$ 257 inc. premium
Lot Details
A lot of four ethnographic weapons
Late 19th/early 20th century
Including: 1) Turkana wrist knife, Kenya, of demilune form, 5 inches long, grooved leather bands protecting the edges; 2) Kuba dagger, Democratic Republic of Congo, the 11 inch straight blade with stamped decorations, the hilt bound with brass and iron wire wrapping; 3) Indo-Persian "devil's head" ceremonial mace, incised with figural and foliate motifs, 29 inches long; 4) New Guinea figural spear thrower, 35 inch long cane reinforced with plaited fiber, separately carved and painted avian figure as counterbalance.
Condition: 1) Light pitting, the hide repaired at one spot. 2) Light pitting, the hilt with rich patina. 3) Traces of unrelated pigment to face, scattered light pitting. 4) Some splits/breaks to plaiting, variegated patina.
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