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Object Number:
29-50-518
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Iatmul
Provenience:
New Guinea
Sepik River
Timbunke
German New Guinea
Date Made:
Circa 1913
Early Date:
1903
Late Date:
1913
Section:
Oceanian
Materials:
Stone
Wood
Peel
Description:
Flat lenticular stone blade, wood haft, rattan peel lashings. The blade is bound between two pieces of wood which are in turn lashed to the shorter arm of an "L" formed by the trunk and branch of a sapling or the larger and smaller branches of a tree. End of handle shaped, with three carved rings. A crack near the end is held together with a ring of plaited rattan peel.
Length:
60.7cm
Width:
36cm
Credit Line:
Purchased from Max Boehmig through Emil Roehrig (Barthels Mfg. Co.)
Other Number:
613   -   Other Number

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