Oceanic Art

Admiralty Islands obsidian spear top with double tip, Papua New Guinea

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Admiralty Islands obsidian spear top with double tip, Papua New Guinea

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Excellent and rare 19th century spear top from Admiralty islands, Papua New Guinea. The spear top has two Obsidian tips in good condition and a carved wood section with two spirit heads and a oval square sided section with cut-through pattern on each side. Filament winding sections with shell beads. Natural pigment painted geometric patterns in red, black and white over wood and fibre winding sections. Three shell bracelets and a bracelet with vertebrae beads and shell pieces on the wood section.

L. 58 cm

Provenance: Johan Mathias Rondahl (1860-1932), sea captain, shipowner, trading company owner in Papua New Guinea and Plantations owner in New Britain. he came to Papua New Guinea in the 1890´s. He was a native of Sweden. Oscar Rondahl (1905-1991) his son born in Kabakaul, New Britain took over the plantations in new Britain 1927. Oscar Rondahl visited relatives in Sweden in the 1950´s and gave them some objects collected by him and his father. Rondahl Harbour on New Britain is named after Johan Mathias Rondahl.

Price on request

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