A fine collection of 61 stone artefacts – mostly from Papua New Guinea, but also including two exceptional aboriginal cylcons and two clam shell adzes from the Solomons.
Collected over a period of 20 years, many of the pieces were obtained from Australian Patrol Officers and field collectors operating in New Guinea in the 1950’s and 1960’s.
The collection consists of several smaller collections – axes, mortars, pestles, club heads, cylcons, magic stones etc, each of which is documented with the collector’s name and collection area (where available).
Some notable pieces include a rare & beautiful mortar & pestles from New Britain and an exceptionally large Kiwai axe (one of the largest known).
Cost for entire collection – $12,500