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A Collection of Important Old Stone Axe Heads from Papua New Guinea


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Collection No. TB-593
Size 25cm to 38cm ( see sizes below)
A Collection of Important Old Stone Axe Heads from Papua New Guinea
A Collection of Important Old Stone Axe Heads from Papua New Guinea
A Collection of Important Old Stone Axe Heads from Papua New Guinea
A Collection of Important Old Stone Axe Heads from Papua New Guinea
A Collection of Important Old Stone Axe Heads from Papua New Guinea

This collection of five old Stone Axe Heads was selected solely for the beautiful shapes and colours of the stone. All are old and could be even hundreds of years old.  These are five of my favourite stone axes collected over 40 years.  My field photo above that I took of Dani & Yali Men showing their sacred Je Stones after an important ceremony in 1985 (I still have a set of these Je Stones)

I know a little about the history of each one;

From left to right in the photo,

Large beautiful green colour, Western Highlands Province Papua New Guinea Size 38cm x 15cm

Wealth Axe, Massim Culture, Milne Bay Province Papua New Guinea Size 25.5cm x 13.5cm

Ancient Stone Axe, East Sepik Province Papua New Guinea Size 35cm x 9cm

A large Ceremonial Stone Axe from Kiwai Island but originally from the Torres Strait Island. Size 31cm x 15cm

A Large Stone Axe Western Highlands Province Papua New Guinea Size 33.5cm x 19cm

All are on high-quality custom-made stands.

Provenance: The Todd Barlin Private Collection of Oceanic Art.