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Tribal — McKenzies Auctioneers


Auction House:McKenzies Auctioneers
Number of lots recorded:16
Lots with images:16
Prices available:16

*** A rare Fijian 'Tabua' incised whale's tooth 19th century a Fijian tabua is a sperm whale tooth neck ornament attached to a looped sinnet fibre chain (Magimagi), they were a highly prized and valuable possession and were given as gifts for atonement or as a token of esteem and were important as negotiables between rival chiefs. Tooth. Length 21 cm neck chain 48 cm ***
*** A New Zealand greenstone (jade) page turner, with engraved silver mounts, length 28 cm ***
*** Artist unknown, Wanjina and Men with boomerangs Ochre on bark 78 x 42.5 cm ***
*** Aboriginal Western Desert hardwood woomera, c.1930's, incised zigzag decoration to one side, traces of red ochre, nice patina, spinifex resin handle, (lacking tip hook). Length 60 cm. note: Owner recalls collected from Marble Bar 1950's ***
*** West Australian Aboriginal shield c. 1960's, north West, Kimberley Region carved desert hardwood with zig-zag lines to front, fluted and diagonal lines to verso. Length 85.5 cm. Width 18.5 cm ***
*** An Aboriginal Western Desert hardwood shield, c1960's Kimberley Region, incised decoration to both sides length 71 cm ***
*** Aboriginal hardwood shield, c1960's La Grange Bay, Kimberley Region, incised interlocking decoration to one side length 79 cm ***
*** Fijian 'Ula' throwing club late 19th century. Length 38 cm ***
*** A set of 3 Bactrian bronze Weapon heads, a spear end and two axe heads, c.1,000BC (modern day Afghanistan) ***
*** i) World War II United States Marine Corp Boyd 43 knife, with leather sheath. Length 32 cm. ii) African stick sword, with rattan and leather scabbard. Length 85 cm. iii) World War II Era Machete, with leather sheath decorated with tribal motifs. Length 55 cm. iv) north African sword, with leather scabbard. Length 59 cm ***
*** I) Aboriginal decorated woomera c.1970's, Kimberley region. Length 78.5 cm II) Aboriginal paddle club c.1970's, Kimberley region incised lines, diamond decoration. Length 46.5 cm ***
*** New Guinea Kina shell necklace early 1910's-1930, Southern Highlands width 19 cm ***
*** Artist unknown, (Northern Territory c.1970) tree with birds natural ochres and binder on bark 72.5 x 41.5 cm ***
*** Aboriginal Desert hardwood ceremonial dance, spears's Kimberley Region, carved decoration, painted ochres. Lengths: 127 cm and 143.5 cm ***
*** West Australian Aboriginal Wunda shield, c. 1940's, north West, Kimberley Region, incised decoration, painted ochre front. Length 66.5 cm (Af) ***
*** Aboriginal Coolamon 'Food Carrier' mid 20th century, Central Australia, Aranda Tribe carved fluted lines, with painted red ochre length 70.5 cm. Width 24 cm ***

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