Oceanic Art - Cassowary Bone Dagger, Abelam, Papua New Guinea

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Bone dagger
Abelam culture, Papua New Guinea
Cassowary bone
Late 19th/early 20th century

7.5" high
Ex Anthony Forge with J/U label, which indicates that he collected it in Jambitang. This dagger has a small worn hole in the upper left corner where it was likely attached to a carrying cord; nice patina and clean, graphic carving. Sold with custom base. 


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