Dagger used as a dance object - Bone, Feathers, Shells - Sepik, Papua New Guinea

Description
Dagger used as a dance object - Bone, Feathers, Shells - Sepik, Papua New Guinea
2nd half 20th century - Good

Iatmul style (Middle Sepik River Valley, Papua New Guinea)
“Payback” style dagger, late 20th century
Bone, clay, plant fibers, shells, pigment and Casuaris feathers
Traditional “payback” daggers were ceremonial daggers crafted with the face of the person to avenge. Usually the debt was settled with the sacrifice of a small animal or bird.

30 x 4 x 7 cm
will be packed securely
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Lot details
Object
Dagger used as a dance object
Region/ country
Sepik, Papua New Guinea
Material
Bone, Feathers, Shells
Period
2nd half 20th century
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
4×7×30 cm
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