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December 1, 2016 10:00 AMCalender

Trobriand Islands Carved Wood Canoe Prow Ornament

Auction: American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 2964B Location: Boston Date / Time: December 01, 2016 10:00AM


Trobriand Islands Carved Wood Canoe Prow Ornament, "Tabuya," New Guinea, very stylized decoration, with frigate bird prow, lg. 19 1/2 in.

Provenance: The Leo and Lillian Fortess collection.
Estimate $300-400

Good to very good condition. Patina of use.

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Lillian Fortess