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Lot #9 - Talipun Bride Price, Yangoru Area, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea

  • Auction House:
    Theodore Bruce
  • Sale Name:
    Fine Aboriginal, Oceanic & Tribal
  • Sale Date:
    02 Dec 2018 ~ 3pm (AEDT)
  • Lot #:
    9
  • Lot Description:
    Talipun Bride Price, Yangoru Area, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea
    this finely woven mask with ochre painted decoration is attached to a turbo shell. The talipun is highly valued and used in ceremonial exchange as a bride price or as compensation for inter-clan or tribal warfare. The shell is the giant green snail or marbled turbo shell (turbo marmoratus)
    42 x 17 cm
  • Provenance:
    Chris Boylan, Sydney; The Elizabeth Pryce Collection, Sydney
  • Estimate:
    A$400 - 600
  • Realised Price:
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  • Category:
    Tribal

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