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Lot 103: A Indonesian Barang Sword,

Fine Aboriginal & Ethnographic Art

by Theodore Bruce

December 11, 2016

Sydney, Australia

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  • A Indonesian Barang Sword,
  • A Indonesian Barang Sword,
  • A Indonesian Barang Sword,
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Description: A Indonesian Barang Sword,
plain steel blade secured to handle with white metal ferrule and wire binding. Hilt in the form of kakatua (cockatoo beak) in light coloured finely figured burlwood known as bunti, with carved protrusions. With wooden sheath (repaired). A/F.

Borneo, Indonesia.
65 cm

PROVENANCE:
Gift of the late Paul Coasack, originally bought back from Borneo after WWII by his uncle, surgeon Jim Russell, author of the book, "Borneo Doctor".

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