REF: E0019

A Rare Papua New Guinea Kukukuku War Club, Eastern Highlands - Morobe Province

  • A Rare Papua New Guinea Kukukuku War Club, Eastern Highlands - Morobe Province

    This rare war club is from Morobe Province which is a very remote area from within the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea, showing a hand carved oval disc-shaped head of mottled green stone millions of years old, honed to a fine edge and bound with rattan fibres to a wood handle terminating to a phallic shaped finial

    Dimensions noted as illustrated: 5.5” high x 26” long x 9” wide. 

    Provenance: Purchased by direct descent from the family of Dr. George P. Holland, a noted Entomologist and former Director of The Entomology Research Institute with the Canadian Department of Agriculture, who obtained this and other indigenous artefacts while on a 5 month scientific research expedition to Papua New Guinea in 1957.

    Dr. Holland was also awarded the distinction of Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

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