Dagger

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Registration number
25096
Item name
Dagger 
Category
Chopping/Cutting
Fighting
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
 
Associated cultural group
Sah 
Place
Pacific > Papua New Guinea > Madang Province > Madang District > Amele region
Map
Collector
Mr Jonathon Bahude 
Acquisition date
December 01, 1982 
Acquisition method
by Mr Jonathon Palty Bahude 
Raw material
Cassowary bone
Dimensions
H: W: L: D: Circum:

Description

The dagger itself is made out of Cassowary bone. It has a total length of 31cm. The width varies from 4.5cm to 1cm. The front of the dagger has an intricate design on it consisting of what appears to be an anthropomorphic figure. The top end of the dagger (I.e hilt end) is quite dark compared to the rest of the bone.

Research notes

Used for sorcery by men

was on loan to the 'beads and battleaxes' gallery display 2001-2003.

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