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Middle Sepik River Lime Gourd

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3099B
Lot:
123
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Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 3099B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 05, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Middle Sepik River Lime Gourd, long gourd decorated with nassa and cowrie shells pressed into a mud paste; with a cassowary bone lime stick, with bird head and long nassa shell appendages, the pendant strands comprised of bird vertebrae, fiber, and buttons, lg. of gourd 12, lg. of lime stick 14 1/2 in.
Estimate $200-300


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Keywords

Bottles, Cucurbitaceae, Gourd, Muricidae, Nassa, Nassariidae

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