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Lot #298 - A Sepik Ancestral Bust, Papua New Guinea

  • Auction House:
    Theodore Bruce
  • Sale Name:
    Fine Aboriginal, Oceanic & Tribal
  • Sale Date:
    02 Dec 2018 ~ 3pm (AEDT)
  • Lot #:
    298
  • Lot Description:
    A Sepik Ancestral Bust, Papua New Guinea
    A beautifully carved and painted figural head representing a spirit and/or ancestor, boasting a characteristically elongated form and finely delineated visage with bold features including protruding hemispherical eyes and a long, straight nose, the surfaces painted with stylized concentric circular motifs in orange and cream hues. A wonderful sculptural work from this spiritually rich island culture on a square, black mount.
    H 39 cm
  • Provenance:
    Ex-Adeon Gallery, Nick Poolos collection acquired before 1975; Private Collection, Sydney
  • Estimate:
    A$500 - 700
  • Realised Price:
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  • Category:
    Tribal

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