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3415T Marlborough
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  • Two Massim Lime Spatulas

    Lot: 1122
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    Two Massim Lime Spatulas, Trobriand Islands, Papua New Guinea, early 20th century, a long clapper type with typical carved open scrollwork motifs, with a double-figured spatula with incised designs, more ...

  • Massim Wood Effigy Hook

    Lot: 1123
    Sold for: $281$225

    Massim Wood Effigy Hook, Trobriand Islands, Papua New Guinea, fish hook with a stylized anthropomorphic sitting figure on one end of the hook, with metal stand, lg. 15 1/2 in. Provenance: The more ...

  • Two Massim Lime Gourds

    Lot: 1124
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    Two Massim Lime Gourds, Trobriand Islands, Papua New Guinea, early 20th century, gourds with ornamented stoppers, on with boar tusk, the other missing tusk, with fiber carrying strap with shells, more ...

  • Two Massim Hardwood Clubs

    Lot: 1125
    Sold for: $531$425

    Two Massim Hardwood Clubs, Trobriand Islands, Papua New Guinea, carved from an ebony type hardwood, and decorated with finely incised scrollwork designs, filled with lime to highlight the more ...

  • New Guinea Canoe Ornament

    Lot: 1126
    Sold for: $344$275

    New Guinea Canoe Ornament, West Papua, North Coast, Humboldt Bay, two human head animal creatures on a central structure, placed on the prow of a canoe, traces of pigments, (minor wood loss, one ear more ...

  • Two Asmat Bone Nose Ornaments, Maka

    Lot: 1127
    Sold for: $281$225

    Two Asmat Bone Nose Ornaments, Maka, Otsjanep area, southeast Irian Jaya, cassowary bone nose ornaments, with metal stands, each with inventory number Br862, lg. 4 1/2 and 4 1/2 in. Provenance: more ...

  • Ceremonial Jug, Ferok

    Lot: 1128
    Sold for: $175$140

    Ceremonial Jug, Ferok, Erokwere, Vogelkop, Irian Jaya, carved wood jug with cut-out handle and woven orchid fiber on the spout, used to serve a strong liquor made from sago, lg. 11 1/4 in. more ...

  • Carved Wooden Mimika Figure

    Lot: 1129
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    Carved Wooden Mimika Figure, West Papua, carved figure of an ancestor, pigmented to highlight forms, ht. 20 1/2 in. more ...

  • Headhunter's Bamboo Horn, Fu

    Lot: 1130
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    Headhunter's Bamboo Horn, Fu, Northwest Asmat, West Papua, early/mid-20th century, fully decorated on the exterior with typical anthropomorphic motifs and designs, used to terrify the enemy when more ...

  • Asmat Wood Dagger

    Lot: 1131
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    Asmat Wood Dagger, Irian Jaya, decorated at the top with fiber, seeds, and cassowary feathers, with Plexiglas base, lg. 16 in. more ...

  • Korwar Canoe Prow Ornament

    Lot: 1132
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    Korwar Canoe Prow Ornament, Cenderawasih Bay, Irian Jaya, Indonesia, 20th century, repeated cutout design with abstract figure atop, (losses), lg. 29 in. more ...

  • Torres Straits Bamboo Pipe, Sukuba Morap

    Lot: 1133
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    Torres Straits Bamboo Pipe, Sukuba Morap, Eastern Islands, Mer (Murray) Island, Australia, early 20th century, long bamboo smoking pipe, with abstract pyrographic designs on exterior, with more ...

  • Two Admiralty Islands Coconut Implements

    Lot: 1134
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    Two Admiralty Islands Coconut Implements, a ladle with carved wood handle attached to a large half coconut shell, together with a coconut lime container, lg. 9 3/4 and 3 1/2 in. Provenance: more ...

  • New Ireland Painted Wood Figure, Malagan

    Lot: 1135
    Sold for: $200$160

    New Ireland Painted Wood Figure, Malagan, 20th century, small standing figure wearing an elaborate headdress, painted in natural pigments, (minor restorations), ht. 19 1/4 in. Provenance: The more ...

  • Vanuatu Painted Clay Mask

    Lot: 1136
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    Vanuatu Painted Clay Mask, Malekula Island, 20th century, painted clay modeled into a face, with boar tusks and natural fibers, lg. 7 3/4, wd. 7 1/2 in. Provenance: The Rosman collection, New more ...

  • Vanuatu Painted Clay Mask

    Lot: 1137
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    Vanuatu Painted Clay Mask, Malekula Island, 20th century, painted clay modeled into a face, with natural fibers and spider-webbing, lg. 9 1/2, wd. 6 1/2 in. Provenance: The Rosman collection, more ...

  • Vanuatu Pig Killing Club, Atata

    Lot: 1138
    Sold for: $213$170

    Vanuatu Pig Killing Club, Atata, Ambrym Island, hardwood, the hammer features the head of an ancestor, used to slaughter pigs sacrificed at Mange society ceremonies, lg. 20 3/4 in. Provenance: more ...

  • Vanuatu Hardwood War Club

    Lot: 1139
    Sold for: $625$500

    Vanuatu Hardwood War Club, Malekula Island, 19th century, paddle style with long thick shaft terminating in a pointed cone, smooth dark patina, lg. 51 1/2 in. more ...

  • Miniature New Caledonian Club

    Lot: 1140
    Sold for: $500$400

    Miniature New Caledonian Club, Kanak, 19th century, hardwood club, with the head in the form of an abstract bird, lg. 16 1/2 in. Provenance: The Rosman collection, New York City. more ...

  • Kanak Bamboo Container

    Lot: 1141
    Sold for: $250$200

    Kanak Bamboo Container, New Caledonia, late 19th century, bamboo container, the open end with dried fiber stopper, decorated with human imagery, with old painted collection number, lg. 17 3/4 in. more ...

  • Papua New Guinea Shell Currency Ring, Erenge

    Lot: 1142
    Sold for: $688$550

    Papua New Guinea Shell Currency Ring, Erenge, North Bougainville, 19th century, carved from tridacna shell, used as a form of currency in exchange transactions, deep groove carved around the outside more ...

  • Rennell Islands Club, Baukiana

    Lot: 1143
    Sold for: $563$450

    Rennell Islands Club, Baukiana, Bellona Island, Solomon Islands, late 19th/early 20th century, hardwood, rattan, and sennit fiber, the strapped head carved into eight blunt points, lg. 15 1/4 in. more ...

  • Santa Cruz Island Shell Breast Ornament, Tema

    Lot: 1144
    Sold for: $531$425

    Santa Cruz Island Shell Breast Ornament, Tema, tridacna shell circular ornament, complete with the natural fiber string for suspension, (with rim chips and natural cracks), dia. 4 1/2 in. more ...

  • Santa Cruz Woven Bag

    Lot: 1145
    Sold for: $125$100

    Santa Cruz Woven Bag, Ndende, early 20th century, woven fiber bag, with geometric pattern in black, used for carrying betel nut equipment, bag 10 x 10 in. Provenance: The Rosman collection, New more ...

  • Solomon Islands Feather Money Baton, Ndabma

    Lot: 1146
    Sold for: $188$150

    Solomon Islands Feather Money Baton, Ndabma, Santa Cruz Islands, red feathers attached to a thin stick, lg. 13 3/4 in. Provenance: Norman Hurst Gallery, Cambridge, Mass more ...

  • Four Melanesian Combs

    Lot: 1147
    Sold for: $375$300

    Four Melanesian Combs, three from the Solomon Islands, and one bamboo, from Papua New Guinea, lg. 9 1/2, 8 3/4, 8, and 7 in. Provenance: The Rosman collection, New York City. more ...

  • Solomon Islands Walking Stick

    Lot: 1148
    Sold for: $125$100

    Solomon Islands Walking Stick, 20th century, ebony wood stick, with inlaid nautilus shell decoration, lg. 36 in. more ...

  • Solomon Islands Shell Currency Ring, Erenge

    Lot: 1149
    Sold for: $344$275

    Solomon Islands Shell Currency Ring, Erenge, New Georgia, early 20th century, carved from tridacna shell, used as a form of currency in exchange transactions, pierced twice, dia. 6 1/8 in. more ...

  • Two Solomon Islands Shell Currency Rings, Erenge

    Lot: 1150
    Sold for: $200$160

    Two Solomon Islands Shell Currency Rings, Erenge, New Georgia, early 20th century, carved from tridacna shell, used as a form of currency in exchange transactions, dia. 5 and 4 3/4 in. more ...

  • Solomon Islands Paddle Club

    Lot: 1151
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    Solomon Islands Paddle Club, San Cristobal, 19th century, paddle type with central raised ridgeline on the blade and pointed butt end, lg. 46 in. more ...