Trobriand Axe Blade Money

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money Start Price:300.00 USD Estimated At:NA
Trobriand Axe Blade Money
300.00USD+ (60.00) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2021 Mar 12 @ 10:49UTC-8 : PST/AKDT
Lot: 4070
Title: Trobriand Axe Blade Money
Description: In the Trobriand Islands, beku—a large, green-flecked, stone ceremonial axe blade—was used for bride price and buying canoes. This beku is mounted in the axe itself. See Opitz, p. 80; illustrated in NNP edition, https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/book/541824?page=116, bottom right.
Low Estimate: 600
High Estimate: 1500
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