Massim, Papua New Guinea
Early 20th Century

PROVENANCE: Private New York Collection.

This club from the Massim tribe in Papua New Guinea is elegant in its simplicity. Made of a dark wood, its color has been enriched by a dark shiny patina. This example is unique; exhibiting decoration on less than half of the club. The club's tapered form creates a strong triangular shaped handle that is carefully carved in scrolling abstract shapes, which would have at one time been incised with white lime.

Height: 33 1/2 " in.
IN. 6-4-14 / SOLD