05-05-2018 05-05-2018
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3099B Boston
May 5, 2018 10:00 AMCalender

Betel Nut Mortar,

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


Betel Nut Mortar, Maprik, Papua New Guinea, late 19th/early 20th century, double ancestor figure motif, traces of original yellow, white, and blue pigments, with signs of extensive use inside the bowl, ht. 6 3/4 in.

Provenance: Private Collection, France.
Estimate $800-1,200

Some loss to the base, minor age cracks present, general surface wear due to age and much use.

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Maprik, France