Collection Online
bone, pigments
33.5 × 5.7 × 5.1 cm
Place/s of Execution
Jama village, Screw River, South Abelam, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea
Accession Number
Pacific Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1965
© the artists
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Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Long straight pointed dagger with central ridge running ¾ of way to the top. Handle is carved from the condyle, the underside hollowed out and blackened. The surface of the upper side and handle is decorated with incised concentric circles, chevrons and zig zag lines and is yellow and black.