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Old 14th December 2006, 12:13 AM   #1
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Default Kalinga ceremonial spear head or what?

Found in a West Virginia coal mine 30 years ago. 13.5" long. The head looks Kalinga to me, but your guess is as good as mine as to what this is. I have never seen anything like it.

Some kind of spear head.

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Old 14th December 2006, 08:52 AM   #2
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Very nice.
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Old 14th December 2006, 09:34 AM   #3
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Hi Bill there is a picture at page115 in the book
it s from Luzon

Die PHILIPPINEN Perle im östlichen Meer
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German book very hard to get
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Old 14th December 2006, 10:45 AM   #4
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Hi Bill there is a picture at page115 in the book
it s from Luzon

Die PHILIPPINEN Perle im östlichen Meer
Verlag Karl M. Lipp


German book very hard to get

Ben,

You found it! What more does the book say about it?

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Old 14th December 2006, 12:32 PM   #5
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Hi Bill,
very nice piece ....and a very strange place for it to be found

I also noticed you've changed your Avatar.....is that what you look like..after you've removed your 'previous' helmet ......
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Hi Bill,
very nice piece ....and a very strange place for it to be found

I also noticed you've changed your Avatar.....is that what you look like..after you've removed your 'previous' helmet ......

It could be a family urban legend. Maybe her father was joking, but he was a coal miner in West Virginia.

From the avatar you can now see why I was wearing sunglasses with the helmet!

It is actually the ball part of the leg / hip joint. Tibetan monk, possibly Nepalese. I showed it to my chiropracter, who confirmed that it was from a human being.
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Old 14th December 2006, 02:04 PM   #7
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Hi Bill the book says Nordluzon Ifagao the one in the book has brass inlay eyes


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Old 14th December 2006, 02:09 PM   #8
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I also noticed you've changed your Avatar.....is that what you look like..after you've removed your 'previous' helmet ......
LOL!!! There goes my morning coffee all over the keyboard.
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Hi Bill the book says Nordluzon Ifagao the one in the book has brass inlay eyes


Ben

Hmm, Mine does not, otherwise it sure looks the same. How old is the book / picture / piece?
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Old 14th December 2006, 09:22 PM   #10
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Hi From 1985 an art off cataloque


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Hi From 1985 an art off cataloque


Ben

Hi Ben,

This does not indicate great age. Does the book consider this piece to be made in 1985 or earlier?

My continuiing thanks,
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Old 15th December 2006, 05:31 AM   #12
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The piece in the books is from 1900

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