Ethnographic Arts & Textiles

August 28 — September 02, 2021
Auction begins to close at 2:00 pm ET

Online Auction
LOT 79

Lot 79

Dayak Mandau Parang Ihlang Headhunter's Sword, Borneo, Indonesia, 19th/early 20th century

Dayak Mandau Parang Ihlang Headhunter's Sword, Borneo, Indonesia, 19th/early 20th century
Lot 79 Details
Dayak Mandau Parang Ihlang Headhunter's Sword, Borneo, Indonesia, 19th/early 20th century

main sword with carved wood and woven wire handle, goat hair decoration and carved wood sheath, woven cane carving strap with hornbill beak and beaded tassel; secondary knife with carved bone handle to wood haft and small blade and bark sheath
sword length length 28 in — 71.1 cm

Estimate $700-$900

Realised: $720
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

Provenance:

Private Collection, Toronto;
Ex. Billy Jamieson Collection, Toronto

Note:

Contains material which may be subject to import/export regulation.

CONDITION DETAILS

Additional images available upon request.

LOT 79
×

About Condition Ratings

  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

Note: Condition ratings and condition details are the subjective opinions of our specialists and should be used as a guide only. Waddington’s uses due care when preparing condition details, however, our staff are not professional restorers or conservators. Condition details and reports are not warranties and each lot is sold “as is” in accordance with the buyer’s terms and conditions of sale. In all cases the prospective purchaser is responsible for inspecting the property themselves prior to placing a bid.