Antique Tribal Oceanic Lime Container Sculpture Papua New Guinea Middle Sepik

Antique Tribal Oceanic Lime Container Sculpture Papua New Guinea Middle Sepik

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Antique Tribal Oceanic Lime Container Sculpture Papua New Guinea Middle Sepik
Antique Tribal Oceanic Lime Container Sculpture Papua New Guinea Middle Sepik
Antique Tribal Oceanic Lime Container Sculpture Papua New Guinea Middle Sepik
Antique Tribal Oceanic Lime Container Sculpture Papua New Guinea Middle Sepik

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Antique Oceanic late 19th – early 20th century Lime Container (Bandi Na Iavo), Middle Sepik,Papua-New Guinea, Iatmul, or Chambri People.
DETAILS: A wooden finial elaborately carved in the form of an ancestor, with eyes inlaid with shells, surmounted by a large bird figure, painted in white, black, and red, mounted on a hollowed out bamboo staff with cane bands.
CONDITION: The beak of the bird is broken and glued in two spots, minor loss of paint, a small crack in the bamboo, visible in the photo, beautiful age patina.
MEASUREMENTS: Overall length including the bamboo pole: 67.7 cm (26 5/8 in).Overall length of the wooden sculpture: 40.5 cm (16 in).
REFERENCES: “OCEANIC ART” by A. Mayer, (p. 231, object # 246). To view a related Lime Container in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, click here for the direct link http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/1978.412.821

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Item Details:

  • Reference #
  • T57
  • Quantity
  • 1
  • Category
  • Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
  • Department
  • Antiques
  • Year
  • 19th century
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  • Condition
  • good

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