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Painted Wood Board,

Auction:
3099B
Lot:
32
Sold for:
$14,760$12,000

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

Description:

Painted Wood Board, Kwoi, Purari Delta, Papuan Gulf, Papua New Guinea, early 20th century, high crested form with handle, pierced at ears and nose, decorated in high relief with a face in the typical Papuan Gulf style, in black, white, and red pigments, lg. 43 in.

Provenance: A private Cambridge, Massachusetts, collection; Leendert van Lier, Blaricum, The Netherlands, purchased from van Lier by the current owner in 1983. Van Lier reportedly purchased the board from James Hooper in 1947.
Estimate $8,000-12,000


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

James Hooper, Gulf of Papua, Purari, Van Lier, Blaricum, Netherlands, Papua New Guinea

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