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Highlands, New Guinea; Tribe: Enga: A stone axe with grey-black stone blade.


Highlands, New Guinea; Tribe: Enga: A stone axe with grey-black stone blade. - Mimoevropské a domorodé umění

This old, well-used stone axe with ‘knee handle’ mounting originates from the Enga tribe in the western highlands of New Guinea, from the region around the site of Wabag.
The grey-black stone blade is well-polished and displays visible use on the front, as also on the grip of the long, wooden handle. The blade is attached at the top with a heavy, decorative rattan twine. A wooden wedge at the upper, rear end of the shaft - for fixing the blade - is missing.
First half of the 20th century; H: 74 cm, W: 28 cm (above, with blade). (ME)

Provenance: Austrian Private Collection.

Expert: Erwin Melchardt Erwin Melchardt
+43-1-515 60-465

erwin.melchardt@dorotheum.at

26.05.2015 - 15:00

Odhadní cena:
EUR 1.000,- do EUR 1.200,-

Highlands, New Guinea; Tribe: Enga: A stone axe with grey-black stone blade.


This old, well-used stone axe with ‘knee handle’ mounting originates from the Enga tribe in the western highlands of New Guinea, from the region around the site of Wabag.
The grey-black stone blade is well-polished and displays visible use on the front, as also on the grip of the long, wooden handle. The blade is attached at the top with a heavy, decorative rattan twine. A wooden wedge at the upper, rear end of the shaft - for fixing the blade - is missing.
First half of the 20th century; H: 74 cm, W: 28 cm (above, with blade). (ME)

Provenance: Austrian Private Collection.

Expert: Erwin Melchardt Erwin Melchardt
+43-1-515 60-465

erwin.melchardt@dorotheum.at


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