SOLD: Chief’s Sword, Taiwan

Rukaï tribe, Taiwan
Wood, metal, pigment
19th/early 20th Century
27.5 in/70 cm

This sword displays a brilliant series of Austronesian ancestor and serpent depictions in the metal sheath guard. The handle has small masquettes worked into the design; the red pigment is an auspicious color for a sword that cuts heads. #30805

THOMAS MURRAY
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