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Unique Ceremonial Sepik Celt (Dagger) - Old Wood And Stone, Papua

Lot reference 15056225

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Current bid $204
Next minimum bid $217
Location: United Kingdom
Auction fee: 9% of the winning bid
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20 century dagger with metal display stand

A beautiful celt from Papua New Guinea used as a barter object/currency. It's purpose is an axe, as it has been sharpened at one end and is heavy. Most probably coming from Lake Sentani in Papua.

Made of hard stone and old wood with natural colour pigments. It is decorated with a parrot and a totem face. Fine hand carved workmanship. It is also decorated with feathers, boar tusks, shells and seeds. The stone is wrapped in banana trunk rope.

A very elegant piece.

"The blades were very roughly shaped by 'pecking', striking with a hammer stone, to reduce them to a very basic shape which was then ground away using a sandstone. It was further polished with sand and water, an extremely time-consuming and labour intensive process. The tip of the stone has a small chip from actual use."

Size without stand 58cm x 4cm x 8cm
Weight: 1.4kg

Will be shipped via Royal Mail Signed & Tracked service

Gb egorka  

Feedback score: 97.2
Reviews given: 37
Member since: March 21, 2016
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    The item has arrived intact. The package was safe. The tracking is strange, because it is now signed as in shipping...
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    user-f738bea August 24, 2018

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    Heel goed verpakt
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    Bourdonske December 21, 2017

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    gothique December 3, 2017

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    Nice object. As described. Reliable.
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    annatostolocatelli October 11, 2017

  • Well described items, fast shipping, great seller

    elisabethberth August 21, 2017

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    es hat alles super geklappt, vielen Dank!
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    revata August 1, 2017

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    Mooie, delicate broche.
    Zeer tevreden.
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    Madeh July 21, 2017

  • as described, well packaged

    jolenerm June 19, 2017

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    descrizione dei prodotti non veritira ciò a provocato il ritorno della merce al venditore con spese per me poi la merce è arrivata il venditore dice rotta per il trasporto niente bad seller
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    fabriziolivi54 April 19, 2017

    Response by seller
    Due to buyer's non-explained suspicion I agreed to have the item returned. It arrived in a paper package, broken in half and without the stand. Then the buyer told me he received it broken, but then asked to have it back, even broken. Do not trust.
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    In perfecte staat en op correct tijdstip ontvangen. Prima.
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    koderegt December 7, 2016

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    Lovely piece
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    Mealmapt November 28, 2016

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    Die Brosche ist entzückend
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    Birkenweg42 November 23, 2016

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    de broche valt klein uit en ziet er in werkelijkheid helemaal niet uit zoals ze wordt voorgesteld. Heb gemerkt dat dit soorten kersenbroches op geregelde tijdstippen te koop wordt aangeboden !!!
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    Meotje October 15, 2016

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    Exact size was indicated in the listing. Thanks for your purchase.
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    Item exactly as described. Delivered on time.
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    engferreira September 13, 2016

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    I receive the brooch today, thank you very much.
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    AJB11 September 13, 2016

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    As Discribed
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    arturmanuelandrade September 1, 2016

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    a little bit disappointed about the stones but correctly sended
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    yvetje August 19, 2016

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    sicher selten ,in aufwendiger verpackung
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    bieter11 August 17, 2016

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    Très sérieux,l'objet est comme sur la photo.
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    BABIL June 6, 2016

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United Kingdom $18.03
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