Cassowary Bone Dagger

Wasera village, Abelam peoples, Papua New Guinea
20th century
Artist Unidentified, Pacific Islander


Accession Number

2006.1886

Medium or Technique

Femur of a cassowary

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Contemporary Art

Classifications

Swords, daggers, knives

Provenance

Late 1970s, sold by traders in Cairns, Australia, to Howard Lonergan, Concord, NH; 2006, gift of the family of Howard Lonergan to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 22, 2006)

Credit Line

Gift of the Howard Lonergan family