Lot 96 - The Todd Barlin Collection Part III Oceanic Art - Sale as0569

Lot 96
A Fine Old Cassowary Bone Dagger, Asmat, Fos Village, Upper Siretsj River, PNG & An Original Fire-Starting Kit [2],
the bone dagger was collected from Fos Village, Upper Siretsj River, Asmat in 1985, & is decorated with cassowary feathers & seeds with a finely woven top, the fire-starting kit would have been in common use by New Guinean people long before the introduction of modern matches, & a quick person could start a fire within minutes through friction
L 31-39 cm
Estimate $300-500

Sold for $400

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