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Lot #21 - A Pig Tail Ceremonial Apron in Custom Perspex Mount, Papua New Guinea Highlands

  • Auction House:
    Theodore Bruce
  • Sale Name:
    Fine Aboriginal, Oceanic & Tribal
  • Sale Date:
    02 Dec 2018 ~ 3pm (AEDT)
  • Lot #:
    21
  • Lot Description:
    A Pig Tail Ceremonial Apron in Custom Perspex Mount, Papua New Guinea Highlands
    this large and rectangular ceremonial apron with long pig-tail ending tassles and fine ochre painted decoration is the finest of examples. Men wear them tucked into their bark girdles for important ceremonies. The pig tails show the wealth of the wearer as pigs are the most important type of wealth in the New Guinea Highlands.
    116 x 51 cm [overall]
  • Provenance:
    Peter Hallinan Collection (1938-2015); The Elizabeth Pryce Collection, Sydney
  • Estimate:
    A$500 - 700
  • 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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