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Lot 0549
Asmat Bone Decorated Dagger. Papua New Guinea, ca. 1920s. Decorated with woven textiles with 16 bundles of kassowary feathers. Bone dagger with a brownish patina and is decorated with a woven sago fiber sleeve over the bone knuckle, with silver and red seed beads. 13 ½" long. Very good. Asmat tribes were headhunters, their daggers (for hunting or tribal war) were often carved from the femur or tibia of a defeated adversary.

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Asmat Bone Decorated Dagger.

Estimate $150 - $250Nov 10, 2018
Chicago, IL, USA
Auction Curated By:
Gabe Fajuri
Magic Memorabilia Specialist