Lot 28 - The Todd Barlin Collection Part III Oceanic Art - Sale as0569


Lot 28
Three Old Asmat Spears, Fos Village Upper Siretjs River Area, West Papua, Indonesia [3],
these old spears, each had a personal name, are family heirlooms passed down through several generations, estimated to be from the 1920s from a fight between the people of Awok & Damen villages. The spears were cut down or broken in use, normally around 3 meters long, with beautiful open work carving & barbed tops all made from a single piece of hardwood
H 125 cm

On stands they would look amazing as free standing objects
Estimate $400-600

Sold for $700

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