Mar 4, 2021
Mar 4, 2021
Mar 4, 2021
Mar 4, 2021



c. 1880

Cassowary bone

Overall: 33.6 x 4.6 cm (13 1/4 x 1 13/16 in.)

Gift of Mrs. Charles E. Roseman 1969.139



This dagger is decorated with an incised human face and a geometric pattern.

See also
Oceanic Art
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