Axe handle, Tami Islands, Papua New Guinea. 

Wood, brown patina, decorated with elaborately notched ornaments, the top in the shape of a bird's head, angled projection where the blade originally was affixed, min. dam., traces of wear and use, wooden base.
L: 46 cm, L: 18.1 inch.

Provenance: Dhr. Loed van Bussel, Amsterdam, Netherlands.