RARE SUPERB EARLY INCISED SWORD CLUB, SYDNEY REGION, NEW SOUTH WALES, Carved and engraved hardwood (with custom stand) The rare Sydney sword club is distinct from the weapons from the Darling River region in the early 19th century and described as 'sword type clubs' in the 1981 book Aboriginal Australia, published by the Australian Gallery Directors Council. Approx L78 x 8cm. PROVENANCE Quest For Art, Antwerp, Belgium Bill Evans, Caspian Gallery, Sydney Private collection, Sydney cf. James Edge-Partington, Series 1 page 352 Fig 1-2
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