New Guinea Adze + Pick

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#160045

A New Guinea Highlands adze, and a New Guinea Highlands fighting pick. The Southern Highlands fighting pick with sharp tip, totemistic designs along upper shaft, tight cane binding and glossy patina. A lethal weapon. Circa 1950. The adze with old cane binding, and sculpted butt, greenstone wrapped in head, collected 1930, but likely older. Both items that were not widely collected in the period. Rare.

Pick:
Height: 56 cm / 22 in
Width: 39.5 cm / 15.5 in

Adze:
Height: 60 cm / 23.5 in
Width: 22.5 cm / 8.75 in




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