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Lot #9303 - A Rare Old Massim Carving of a Snake, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea

  • 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 #:
    9303
  • Lot Description:
    A Rare Old Massim Carving of a Snake, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea
    on a custom stand. I was told by a Massim expert that this snake was likely used for sorcery, snakes in New Guinea are feared as many people die from poisonous snake bites every year.
    H 76 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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