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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st May 2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Tim Simmons
Just wanted to add this comparison to an African...

Just wanted to add this comparison to an African scepter with the same black white concept. The Solomon, Malaita Island example as well as a hanging adornment was also used as a scepter.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st May 2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 411
Posted By Tim Simmons
At last I have it. It has to be the most...

At last I have it. It has to be the most exquisite piece in the collection. I admire to use of two tone of shell in the haft. The ball end is weighted I cannot tell if it is solid wood or not but...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th May 2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 411
Posted By Tim Simmons
In the British Museum fouye. Baton.

In the British Museum fouye. Baton.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th May 2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By Tim Simmons
Thank you. I think I have made up my mind. Stay...

Thank you. I think I have made up my mind. Stay in Berlin train to Leipzig. Another visit to the Dahlem will not hurt , just to stand in front of that Colombian carved stone again will be cool. ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th May 2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 265
Posted By Tim Simmons
That a lot club for your money and a good price. ...

That a lot club for your money and a good price. There is some issue with the patina and the colour discrepancy between whole club and carved decoration. I think you can detect some stain into the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th May 2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By Tim Simmons
Very helpfull. The Five Continents Museum...

Very helpfull. The Five Continents Museum Munich, does look very interesting in its redesign. It is still hard, stay in Hamburg again, great fun good museum and easy train to Bremen. Bremen museum...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th May 2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 411
Posted By Tim Simmons
Malaita Island baton.

This is my latest find, has taken a long time to acquire. I find it interesting how practically all cultures use the baton as a symbol of status or power. In this case it is a psychological weapon...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th May 2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By Tim Simmons
German Ethnographic collections?

I am thinking of another visit to a German ethnographic museum. I only want to take a direct flight from London Heathrow or Gatwick as I can only afford 3 nights. Dresden is out. Leipzig is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th May 2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 547
Posted By Tim Simmons
"It's hard to sell ceramics these days. Too much of it is on the market

Just an add on to an interesting subject.

http://aliciapatterson.org/stories/lives-looting-how-professional-grave-robbers-are-destroying-past
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th May 2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 547
Posted By Tim Simmons
Well that looks like vandalism to me. Must be...

Well that looks like vandalism to me. Must be done so it can stand on edge.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th May 2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 547
Posted By Tim Simmons
Hamburg has a great collection of Peruvian art.

Hamburg has a great collection of Peruvian art.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th May 2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 547
Posted By Tim Simmons
It may have been so porous at the time of casting...

It may have been so porous at the time of casting that it was finished this way? There does not seem to be any signs of cutting with a metal saw or mechanical grinding? In the past collectors have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th May 2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 547
Posted By Tim Simmons
It looks like the piece was cast from a form as...

It looks like the piece was cast from a form as it is. The spike has not been cut or broken off after casting. The patina does not bother me. Grave goods are dug up from certain environments in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th April 2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By Tim Simmons
Looks to be from the South Sudan and a nice...

Looks to be from the South Sudan and a nice example.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th April 2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 24,386
Posted By Tim Simmons
From a little research it seems that RIKBAKTSÁ is...

From a little research it seems that RIKBAKTSÁ is more of a culture language region rather than a specific people. Rather like the different but related peoples of the EU that speak French. This...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th April 2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 472
Posted By Tim Simmons
That's how a lot of new expensive Bowie and other...

That's how a lot of new expensive Bowie and other knives are made, by most of the prestige knife makers. Produced ground from bar stock steel. :shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd April 2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,242
Posted By Tim Simmons
A cell test can be done on the wood but does cost...

A cell test can be done on the wood but does cost and may not pin point the exact timber.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd April 2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 24,386
Posted By Tim Simmons
I have this information on this spear taken from...

I have this information on this spear taken from " AMAZONIEN Indianer der Regenwalder und Savannen, Museums der Volkerkunde Dresden 2009 " The spear illustrated was collected from the Mundurucu. It...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st April 2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,242
Posted By Tim Simmons
My feelings are for an African origin. It would...

My feelings are for an African origin. It would be nice e to be really sure though?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th April 2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,242
Posted By Tim Simmons
Another one that will have to flare up now and...

Another one that will have to flare up now and again like toothache.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 645
Posted By Tim Simmons
I cannot see this as an altered paddle. It...

I cannot see this as an altered paddle. It appears too thick to be a paddle blade and the shaping is too far off a central axis to have been originally a paddle. Measurements and object comparison...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th April 2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,912
Posted By Tim Simmons
I am only adding this link as again it supports...

I am only adding this link as again it supports my hypothesis that this could well be genuine. Read stone tomahawks more fancy than everyday...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th April 2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 645
Posted By Tim Simmons
I was watching that. I am not sure what to make...

I was watching that. I am not sure what to make of it. I hope I might be able to come back with some info latter. It does look rather like a dance club but it does appear to be reasonably heavy as...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th April 2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,912
Posted By Tim Simmons
For those who would like quick reference pages 56...

For those who would like quick reference pages 56 70 122 and onward are best.
You can see this axe could well play a role at a sophisticated gathering where the carrying of real weapons may cause...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th April 2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,912
Posted By Tim Simmons
This piece still fascinates and stimulates me. I...

This piece still fascinates and stimulates me. I have found a detailed university research paper which explores the concept of 'art and costly signaling' and the manufacture of seemingly useless and...
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