Chendrawasih spear

Extremly scarce spear from the Chendrawasih bay with carved ancestor figure in the shaft, iron blade and casuaris feather bundle. 

see also the work of De Clercq and Schmeltz, ethnographische bescrijving van de west en noordkust van Nederlandsch Nieuw Guinea

for a comparable piece see link 

dating from around 1880

Size: 230  cm.

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