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Lot #9256 - Two Fine Old Canoe Paddle Finials, Coastal Sepik River, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea, Mid-20th Century or Earlier

  • Auction House:
    Theodore Bruce
  • Sale Name:
    Timed Online Auction | The Todd Barlin Collection of Oceanic and Asian Art | Day II
  • Sale Date:
    09 Aug 2022 ~ 6pm (AEST)
  • Lot #:
    9256
  • Lot Description:
    Two Fine Old Canoe Paddle Finials, Coastal Sepik River, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea, Mid-20th Century or Earlier
    the one on the left is a very beautiful Janus Birdman Figure standing back-to-back. The right one in the form of an ancestor's torso & looks like he is in a Crocodiles mouth. Beautifully carved canoe paddles were given a special finial usually of ancestor who watches over your travels, when the paddle blade is broken the finials are always kept as an heirloom and reminder of the family member, often a grandfather who had carved it.
    H 20, 25 cm
  • Provenance:
    The Todd Barlin Collection of Oceanic Art
  • Estimate:
    A$200 - 300
  • Realised Price:
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  • Category:
    Tribal

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