Two Superb Massim Clubs, 19th Century
Massim Culture, Milne Bay Province
Papua New Gunia
Left 83.5cm (33 inches) & Right 81cm (32 inches)
These beautiful old clubs were an emblem of high status and prestige for the men who who once owned them. Both Clubs were carved by a master carver with refined elements including ancestors faces on the finials, stylised birds, a snake & fine scrolling designs that the Massim are renown for.
The Todd Barlin Collection of Oceanic Art