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Lot #9284 - A Finely Carved and Painted Abelam Hornbill Carving, Abelam Area, Prince Alexander Mountains, East Sepik Province,

  • 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 #:
    9284
  • Lot Description:
    A Finely Carved and Painted Abelam Hornbill Carving, Abelam Area, Prince Alexander Mountains, East Sepik Province,
    Papua New Guinea, Mid-20th Century, Together with a Fine Old Yangoru Wood Head. Both on custom stands.
    H 36 cm [Bird], 29 cm [Head]
  • Provenance:
    The Sisters of Mercy Mission QLD; The Todd Barlin Collection of Oceanic Art
  • Notes:
    Hornbill birds are an important totemic animal for the Abelam people and many of the Sepik cultures. They are often placed on the front facade of the monumental Abelam Ceremonial Houses.
  • Estimate:
    A$300 - 500
  • Realised Price:
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  • Category:
    Tribal

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