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Lot #9286 - A Fine Old Canoe Stanchion Ornament, Schouten Islands Area, Coastal Sepik River, 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 #:
    9286
  • Lot Description:
    A Fine Old Canoe Stanchion Ornament, Schouten Islands Area, Coastal Sepik River, East Sepik Province,
    Papua New Guinea, Early 20th Century, Together with a Fine Old Abelam Sago Washing Peg, Abelam Area, Prince Alexander Mountains, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea, Early 20th Century. The Canoe Stanchion Ornament: This very fine old carving shows a well rendered mask with a totemic turtle below the finial was a 7-pointed star. The openwork carving along the side gives it sculptural appeal.
    H 40 cm [Canoe Stanchion], 50.5 cm [Peg]
  • Provenance:
    The Todd Bar
  • Notes:
    Sago Palm is a very important food source for people in many areas of New Guinea, the preparation takes a whole family working very hard to harvest a wild sago tree, cutting tree, spitting it open and then pulping the pith and washing through a sluice these pegs are used like clothes pegs to hold the sluice in place during the making of sago flour. This Peg is finely decorated by an ancestor head that is surmounted by a crazy looking bird. Utilitarian objects in the Abelam are often beautifully decorated as are these Sago Washing Pegs.
  • Estimate:
    A$300 - 500
  • Realised Price:
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  • Category:
    Tribal

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