Ceremonial ax (1) - Wood, green stone, rattan - Marind - Mount Hagen, Papua New Guinea

Description
Ceremonial ax (1) - Wood, green stone, rattan - Marind - Mount Hagen, Papua New Guinea
1st half 20th century - Good

Huge ceremonial axe of the Marind in the western highlands of New Guinea. Such axes had a high value and were important cultural assets. They were not used for work, but only for important exchange ceremonies. The piece comes from an auction in the UK and was collected before independence.

Lot details
Total nr of items
1
Object
Ceremonial ax
Ethnic group/ culture
Marind
Region/ country
Mount Hagen, Papua New Guinea
Material
Wood, green stone, rattan
Period
1st half 20th century
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
Yes
Dimensions
88×60×5 cm
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