PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Wahgi Ceremonial Axe (PA007)
Description of item:
Large Wahgi ceremonial axe, possibly from the Jiwaka Province; hardwood handle; blade is made of a 23.5 cm (9 inch) long polished greed stone; cane woven around the base of blade; early 1900’s.
Length (axe): 51 cm (20 inches)
Length (blade): 23.5 cm (9 inches)
Width (axe): 43.5 cm (17 inches)
Width (blade): 10.5 cm (4 inches)