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Old 30th August 2009, 08:00 PM   #1
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Default Another Aboriginal Club?

Just picked this up seemed Aboriginal due to the incised grip area I don't think this one is Dinka? I added a pic of Tim's clubs for comparison.
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Old 30th August 2009, 08:53 PM   #2
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Hi

Yes, its Australian Aborigine...nice example from South-East Australia

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Old 30th August 2009, 11:22 PM   #3
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Nice Aboriginal club, congrats!
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Old 31st August 2009, 06:09 PM   #4
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That looks a very nice old club Lew. I am learning to appriecate more the subtle and inventive work on this sort of thing.

I would also like to mention a book I bought a week or two back just published in August. "The Art Of Eastern Australia- fine weapons and artifacts" I got mine from "amazon uk" but you can get a copy from-

www.antique-knives.co.uk

This book is not cheap and before anybody jumps on my back and tears me apart. The book is very nice with some really super photographs of the most lovely examples. However it is only a catalouge of one persons collection. There is absolutely no academic writing or referance or comparitive observation. The only read is the introduction. The main bugbear with me is listing the sourcing of items from posh auction house as provenance. Why is a purchase from an auction house reliable? The item sold by the auction house may well have come from a car boot sale? To me provenance means tracable history not wether you paid a lot at a fancy auction? Anyway here is a pic from this must have book. Also there are no artifacts other than weapons.
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