Antique Tribal Sculpture Papua New Guinea Middle Sepik Oceanic Lime Container

$1,700.00
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Antique late 19th – early 20th century, Oceanic Meddle Sepik, Papua-New Guinea, Iatmul People Lime Container. DETAILS: skillfully carved wooden finial in the form of the standing bird, painted in white, black and red, mounted on the hollowed out bamboo staff with cane bands.
CONDITION: no repairs or restoration, minor loss of paint, small crack and minor chips in finial, as visible in photo, beautiful age patina.
DIMENSIONS: Overall length including the bamboo pole: 96cm (37 1/2 in). Length of the wooden sculpture: 40,7cm (16in).
REFERENCES: “OCEANIC ART” by A. Mayer this is a lime container with finial from the Iatmul People, Middle Sepkik, Papua New Guinea (p. 231, object # 246).
A related Lime Containers are in the Burke Museum of Natural History and in Culture and Honolulu Academy of Arts.
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Item Details

Reference #:
T4
Quantity
1
Category
Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
Department
Antiques
Year
late 19th century
Dimensions
(Width x Height X Depth)
x x
Weight
Unknown
Condition
good
Material