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Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
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  • Pre-Columbian Tairona Bead Necklace with Gold Pendant

    Lot: 1
    Sold for: $563$450

    Pre-Columbian Tairona Bead Necklace with Gold Pendant, stone bead necklace with a gold figural pendant, together with four square gold buttons, a gold tubular bead, and copper and gold frog pendant, more ...

  • Pre-Columbian Veraguas Gold Pendant

    Lot: 2
    Sold for: $1,375$1,100

    Pre-Columbian Veraguas Gold Pendant, Costa Rica, c. 800-1500 AD, in the form of a jaguar, with large head, accentuated ears, eyes and mouth, with large upturned tail, front feet pierced for more ...

  • Pre-Columbian Pottery Figure

    Lot: 3
    Sold for: $688$550

    Pre-Columbian Pottery Figure, Quimbaya, c. 1000-1500 AD, with both hands resting on the knees, wearing constricting armbands, the face adorned with a gold nose ring, pierced along the top of the more ...

  • Pair of Olmec Jade Plaque Pendants

    Lot: 4
    Sold for: $1,750$1,400

    Pair of Olmec Jade Plaque Pendants, Mexico, c. 1000 BC, matching pair of medium grayish green slab plaque pendants, each carved with a highly stylized zoomorphic head, having a squared snout and more ...

  • Pre-Columbian Figurative Flute

    Lot: 5
    Unsold  

    Pre-Columbian Figurative Flute, Veracruz, c. 250-950 AD, the tubular flute of characteristic form, a pair of decorative flanges flare out from the sides, the mouthpiece below a standing priest more ...

  • Set of South American Bolas, Boleadoras

    Lot: 6
    Sold for: $344$275

    Set of South American Bolas, Boleadoras, Argentina, early 20th century, used by gauchos, made from hide with stone weights at the ends, lg. 46 in. more ...

  • Japanese Theatre Noh Mask

    Lot: 7
    Sold for: $375$300

    Japanese Theatre Noh Mask, probably depicting a demon Shikami, hollowed-out face mask, with open mouth, teeth exposed, flaring, drilled nostrils, large eyes with cutout holes, and a furrowed brow, more ...

  • Vietnamese Tribal Lance Point

    Lot: 8
    Unsold  

    Vietnamese Tribal Lance Point, 19th century, the long steel spear point attached to the wood shaft, with woven rattan below the metal collar, cut from a long lance, with a collection plaque, which more ...

  • Paiwan Wood Food Bowl

    Lot: 9
    Sold for: $813$650

    Paiwan Wood Food Bowl, Taiwan, standing on four short legs, with the head of an animal at each end, with carved figure of a human in raised relief on each side, lg. 9 1/2, wd. 4 1/4 in. more ...

  • Philippines Carved Wood Spoon

    Lot: 10
    Unsold  

    Philippines Carved Wood Spoon, Ifugao, northern Luzon, late 19th century, the handle in the form of a human figure, smooth patina, lg. 7 in. more ...

  • Philippines Wood Food Bowl, Duyu

    Lot: 11
    Sold for: $250$200

    Philippines Wood Food Bowl, Duyu, Ifugao, northern Luzon, 19th century, carved from ironwood in the typical star form, smooth, worn, black patina, dia. 9, wd. 3 in. Provenance: Private more ...

  • Large Sea Coconut, Coco de Mer

    Lot: 12
    Sold for: $750$600

    Large Sea Coconut, Coco de Mer, Seychelles, Lodoicea maldivica, cut in half and mounted on a custom metal stand, ht. 10 3/4, wd. 11 1/4 in. more ...

  • Andaman Islands Wood Bow

    Lot: 13
    Sold for: $1,000$800

    Andaman Islands Wood Bow, a smaller example, with the appearance of a two-bladed paddle, the limbs each consisting of a thin blade tapering to a point at the upper and lower ends respectively, and more ...

  • Indonesian Ceremonial Sash

    Lot: 14
    Sold for: $188$150

    Indonesian Ceremonial Sash, East Sumba, Indonesia, cotton supplementary-warp fringed sash, decorated with repeated spirit figures, lg. without fringe 96, wd. 22 in. more ...

  • Brass Pectoral, Marangga

    Lot: 15
    Sold for: $188$150

    Brass Pectoral, Marangga, West Sumba, Sumatra, Indonesia, early 20th century, thin beaten copper in the double-axe form, would custom metal stand, ht. 8 1/4, wd. 8 in. Provenance: Collected more ...

  • Indonesian Ikat Textile, Pua

    Lot: 16
    Sold for: $2,375$1,900

    Indonesian Ikat Textile, Pua, Iban, Sarawak, Borneo, warp-ikat weaving on cotton, possibly depicting tree-of-life motifs, mounted onto a fabric backing, was once on a wood stretcher, 88 x 36 in. more ...

  • Iban Ghost Mask

    Lot: 17
    Sold for: $625$500

    Iban Ghost Mask, early 20th century, large ears and nose, wide cutout eyes, high forehead, and painted in white, with custom metal stand, ht. 13 1/4, wd. 7 1/2 in. Provenance: Collected in-situ more ...

  • Kenyah-Kayan Dayak Hardwood Post Figure, Hampatong

    Lot: 18
    Unsold  

    Kenyah-Kayan Dayak Hardwood Post Figure, Hampatong, Kalimantan, Borneo, Indonesia, 20th century, standing on a rectangular block support, the torso with cutout arms on thighs, and a carved more ...

  • Kenyah-Kayan Dayak Hardwood Post Figure, Hampatong

    Lot: 19
    Unsold  

    Kenyah-Kayan Dayak Hardwood Post Figure, Hampatong, Kalimantan, Borneo, Indonesia, 20th century, standing on a rectangular block support, the figure leaning slightly forward with hands on thighs, more ...

  • Flores Ancestor Figure

    Lot: 20
    Unsold  

    Flores Ancestor Figure, Indonesia, early 20th century, standing on heavy, slightly bent legs, with protuberant phallus, the tapering torso, with arms missing, below a large head with drilled eyes more ...

  • Mentawai Wood Bowl

    Lot: 21
    Sold for: $469$375

    Mentawai Wood Bowl, early 20th century, long, canoe-shaped hardwood bowl, with dark, smooth patina on the exterior and traces of use on the interior, lg. 36 1/4, wd. 10 1/4 in. Provenance: more ...

  • Toraja Figural Door Panel

    Lot: 22
    Sold for: $3,250$2,600

    Toraja Figural Door Panel, Sulawesi, early 20th century, the square flat wood panel with the figure of a standing man on the front, (arms missing), dark, weathered patina, with custom metal stand, more ...

  • Ten Timor-Leste Silver Pectoral Discs, Mas Bulan

    Lot: 23
    Sold for: $1,000$800

    Ten Timor-Leste Silver Pectoral Discs, Mas Bulan, Atoni, East Timor, early 20th century, hammered and embossed pectoral discs in silver alloy, four adorned with a crescent moon kae bauk, four with more ...

  • Ten Silver Bracelets from Timor-Leste

    Lot: 24
    Sold for: $1,125$900

    Ten Silver Bracelets from Timor-Leste, early 20th century, silver ingot bracelets, one with five bells, two hollow cuff style, and seven with raised rounded projections on the outer top side, more ...

  • Pair of Large Batak Silver Ear Ornaments, Padung-Padung

    Lot: 25
    Sold for: $875$700

    Pair of Large Batak Silver Ear Ornaments, Padung-Padung, Karo Batak, Northern Sumatra, Indonesia, solid cast silver wire bent into two wings of tight spirals, creating a phallic-form, worn in more ...

  • Brass Toba Batak Arm Ring

    Lot: 26
    Sold for: $375$300

    Brass Toba Batak Arm Ring, early 20th century, large circular arm ring with complex abstracted engraving, with opening on each side, with round seeds inside to rattle, dia. 4 1/2 in. Provenance: more ...

  • Pair of Batak Silver Ear Ornaments, Padung-Padung

    Lot: 27
    Sold for: $281$225

    Pair of Batak Silver Ear Ornaments, Padung-Padung, Karo Batak, Northern Sumatra, Indonesia, solid cast silver wire bent into two wings of tight spirals, creating a phallic-form, often worn in more ...

  • Two Batak Singa Architectural Elements

    Lot: 28
    Unsold  

    Two Batak Singa Architectural Elements, North Sumatra, Indonesia, carved from hardwood, positioned at the end of house beams, representing a mythological creature with aspects of the water buffalo, more ...

  • Shell Bracelet and Three Shell Rings

    Lot: 29
    Sold for: $188$150

    Shell Bracelet and Three Shell Rings, three clamshell currency rings from Papua New Guinea, with shell bracelet from the Dayak people of Borneo, Indonesia, dia. 5 1/8, 3 1/2, 3 1/8, and 3 1/2 in. more ...

  • Massim Lime Spatula

    Lot: 30
    Sold for: $688$550

    Massim Lime Spatula, Trobriand Islands, Papua New Guinea, early 20th century, an abstract large crouching figure atop the blade, decorated with curvilinear designs, (two areas of scrollwork missing, more ...