SIX LARGE TIWI CEREMONIAL SPEARS, TIWI GROUP, MELVILLE AND B...

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SIX LARGE TIWI CEREMONIAL SPEARS, TIWI GROUP, MELVILLE AND BATHURST ISLANDS, NORTHERN TERRITORY, Carved and engraved hardwood with natural earth pigment (no custom stands) Tiwi ceremonial spears are a special form of elaborately carved and painted spear used in ceremonial display rather than as functional weapons or implements. Approx Lengths 280cm to 340cm. PROVENANCE
Executed on Bathurst or Melville Islands, Northern Territory
Skinner, Boston, American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 2473, 26 September 2009, lot 163
Bonhams, Important Australian Art, 25 November 2013, lot 65
Private collection, New South Wales

+ Calendar 2021-12-08 10:00:00 2022-01-16 18:00:00 Europe/London Important Aboriginal Tribal art Aboriginal Tribal art collection Vickers & Hoad Vickers & Hoad info@vickhoad.com
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