Remarkable assortment of African and Oceanic artefacts are being sold at a British auction house

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PICTURED: Also part of the sale is a  Mazcala Mask. Circa 700BC - 300AD the Mexican mask is on offer for £30,000<br />
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A remarkable assortment of African and Oceanic artefacts are being sold at a British auction house.<br />
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The rare relics, which have come from several prominent private collections, include tribal weapons, figures and masks.<br />
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They are going under the hammer with auctioneers Woolley & Wallis, of Salisbury, Wilts.<br />
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The marquee lot is an exquisite 19th century Polynesian 4.5ft-long war club valued at £30,000.<br />
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Also up for grabs is an eye-catching 25ins Chokwe bird head mask originating from Angola with a modest estimate of £800. A wooden 30ins standing male figure from the Bay of Bengal, India, which was carved to ward off evil spirits could fetch £3,000.