SEPIK RIVER CASSOWARY BONE DAGGERS, Papua New Guinea

Despite their appearance, these cassowary bone daggers show no evidence of age or use and were probably made to be sold.


SEPIK RIVER
Bone Dagger 3
15.25" high
$200

 

SEPIK RIVER
Bone Dagger 5

15.5" high
$600


The bone daggers below have been sold and are left here for reference and educational purposes.

SEPIK RIVER
Bone Dagger 1
13" high
SOLD

SEPIK RIVER
Bone Dagger 2
15.5" high
SOLD

 

SEPIK RIVER
Bone Dagger 4
13.5" high
SOLD


Photographs © Hamill Gallery

OCEANIC, SEPIK RIVER CASSOWARY BONE DAGGERS, Papua New Guinea

These daggers are made out of a section of the large leg bone from a cassowary, a large flightless bird that lives in New Guinea. The daggers taper to a point at one end. The tops have been overmodelled with clay and embellished with cowrie shells, paint, hair, fiber and feathers.


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