12-01-2018 12-01-2018
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
3185B Boston
December 1, 2018 10:00AMCalender

Ramu River Canoe Paddle

Auction: American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 3185B Location: Boston Date / Time: December 01, 2018 10:00AM


Ramu River Canoe Paddle, Papua New Guinea, with stylized fish and crocodile motifs decorating the blade, and a finely carved crocodile head for the finial end, lg. 77 1/2 in.

Provenance: Private collection, New York City; purchased in London sometime in the 1970s.
Estimate $1,200-1,800

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London, New York City, Papua New Guinea, Crocodile, Crocodylidae, Ramu, Tamolan languages