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Lot #19 - A Bridal Wealth Veil, 'ambusap', Middle Sepik River Region, Papua New Guinea

  • Auction House:
    Theodore Bruce
  • Sale Name:
    Fine Aboriginal, Oceanic & Tribal
  • Sale Date:
    02 Dec 2018 ~ 3pm (AEDT)
  • Lot #:
    19
  • Lot Description:
    A Bridal Wealth Veil, 'ambusap', Middle Sepik River Region, Papua New Guinea
    this finely woven and shell decorated ornament was worn on the head during bridal ceremonies and is also an important form of traditional shell wealth that are condisered family heirlooms. It is made from finely wooven tree bark, fibre rope and decorated with individually sewn Cowrie, Nassa, Conis and Bailer Shells over the entire surface. The terminus has a finely woven crocodile head and ends with several egg Cowrie shells. There are also pearl shells dangling from the sides
    83 cm
  • Provenance:
    The Elizabeth Pryce Collection, Sydney
  • Estimate:
    A$800 - 1,200
  • Realised Price:
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  • Category:
    Tribal

This Sale has been held and this item is no longer available. Details are provided for information purposes only.



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