Oceanic Art

Spear, St Matthias Islands, Bismarck Archipelago, PNG.

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Spear, St Matthias Islands, Bismarck Archipelago, PNG.

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Spear in bamboo/palmwood, 255 cm (100,4 in), richly decorated with grooves and ornaments, red, white and black pigment, plant fibre tuft in front part. Marked with Hernsheim collection number.

Provenance: Eduard Hernsheim 1847-1917, Germany, master mariner and entrepreneur. Collected in situ 1875-1880.

2 000 €

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