09-06-2014 09-06-2014
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September 6, 2014 10:00 AMCalender

Admiralty Islands Carved and Painted Wood Figure

Auction: American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 2745B Location: Boston Date / Time: September 06, 2014 10:00AM


Admiralty Islands Carved and Painted Wood Figure, male figure atop a crocodile with incised geometric decoration overall, (wood loss), ht. 15 in.

Provenance: James Sachs Plaut (1912-1996), founder and first director of the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston. During World War II, Plaut directed the Art Looting Investigation Unit for the United States Government, the group known as "the Monuments Men."
Estimate $250-350

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James Sachs Plaut, Institute of Contemporary Art, Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, first director, Art Looting Investigation Unit, United States Government