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An important early bone harpoon, Asmat,Papua New Guinea. Provenance: Leo Fleischmann collection no. LF/I87 Fleischmann was the manager of gallery Primitif in Sydney from 1967 to 1993, and he had one of the finest collections of Oceanic clubs & Ethnographic in the world, later sold by Sotheby's Australia December 4, 1994; together with a fine and early ritual dagger, Asmat, the ritual daggers were kept for use only for killing captured enemies who were tied up in the raiding parties canoe, at the whirlpools in the River they were killed with these special daggers, this 19th century example came from Ajam village circa 1970 and was called 'Eu Karowan ' 36 cm, 40 cm (2)
Tribal: New Guinean