PICTURED: African & Oceanic Art expert, Will Hobbs with the marquee lot that is an exquisite 19th century Polynesian 4.5ft-long war club valued at £30,000.
A remarkable assortment of African and Oceanic artefacts are being sold at a British auction house.
The rare relics, which have come from several prominent private collections, include tribal weapons, figures and masks.
They are going under the hammer with auctioneers Woolley & Wallis, of Salisbury, Wilts.
The marquee lot is an exquisite 19th century Polynesian 4.5ft-long war club valued at £30,000.
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. « less