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  • Papuan Gulf Betel Nut Staff

    Lot: 36
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    Papuan Gulf Betel Nut Staff, Wapo Delta, Papuan Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, late 19th century, hardwood staff, with an abstract head at the top, below is a 5-in. cutout, with lime-filled ...

  • Two Papuan Gulf Bull-Roarers, Kaiaimuru

    Lot: 37
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    Two Papuan Gulf Bull-Roarers, Kaiaimuru, Gulf Province, Era River delta, Papua New Guinea, wood bull-roarers, the larger with central raised ridgeline, both undecorated, each pierced at top, with ...

  • Two Papuan Gulf Bull-Roarers, Kaiaimuru

    Lot: 38
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    Two Papuan Gulf Bull-Roarers, Kaiaimuru, Gulf Province, Era River delta, Papua New Guinea, wood bull-roarers, the larger with central raised ridgeline, both undecorated, each pierced at top, with ...

  • Massim Carved Wood Pig

    Lot: 39
    Sold for: $313$250

    Massim Carved Wood Pig, Milne Bay Province, Northern Massim, Kiriwina Island, Papua New Guinea, early 20th century, standing on four short legs, with chip-carved decoration, some with lime pigment, ...

  • Massim Wood Staff

    Lot: 40
    Sold for: $813$650

    Massim Wood Staff, Trobriand Islands, Papua New Guinea, late 19th century, truncated example, the finial with two stylized ancestor figures, decorated with lime-filled incised scrollwork, with metal ...

  • Two Massim Sword Clubs

    Lot: 41
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    Two Massim Sword Clubs, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, the longer a wide blade, cutlass style type, with lime-filled decoration, with old with painted inventory number, the other with narrow ...

  • Double Massim Bowl

    Lot: 42
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    Double Massim Bowl, Trobriand Islands, Papua New Guinea, late 19th century, two small hollowed-out bowls, joined on one side, decorated around the wide rim with lime-filled zigzag design, lg. 10 ...

  • Massim Lime Spatula

    Lot: 43
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    Massim Lime Spatula, Trobriand Islands, Papua New Guinea, late 19th century, the handle carved in the form of a dance paddle, called Kaidebu, with metal stand, lg. 14 in. Provenance: Private ...

  • Three Papua New Guinea Lime Spatulas

    Lot: 44
    Sold for: $875$700

    Three Papua New Guinea Lime Spatulas, Massim, Trobriand Islands, late 19th century, made from palm wood, two with anthropomorphic crouching figures atop the long blades, the third from Adzera, ...

  • Collingwood Bay Lime Spatula, Eyang

    Lot: 45
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    Collingwood Bay Lime Spatula, Eyang, Oro Province, Papua New Guinea, late 19th century, thin wood spatula, with fine line incising on both sides, with multiple piercings for attachments, traces of ...

  • Collingwood Bay Lime Spatula, Gavi

    Lot: 46
    Sold for: $500$400

    Collingwood Bay Lime Spatula, Gavi, Oro Province, Papua New Guinea, early 20th century, wood spatula, with fine line and swirling incising on both sides of the crescent top section, with multiple ...

  • Three Tami Island Food Bowls

    Lot: 48
    Sold for: $500$400

    Three Tami Island Food Bowls, Huon Gulf, Papua New Guinea, each decorated on the sides with white pigment filled incised and relief carving, with an ancestor figure on each side, lg. 29 1/4, wd. 14 ...

  • April River Wood Food Pounder

    Lot: 51
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    April River Wood Food Pounder, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea, long hardwood pounder, with an elongated four sided finial, with double face on front side, the reverse decorated with typical ...

  • Simbai River Shield

    Lot: 55
    Sold for: $938$750

    Simbai River Shield, Karam group, Papua New Guinea, early 20th century, hardwood, decorated with a centrally raised and carved foliate design, with bush fiber carrying strap, metal stand, 37 x 18 ...

  • Abelam Woven Cane Yam Mask

    Lot: 56
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    Abelam Woven Cane Yam Mask, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea, 20th century, tightly woven with climbing vine cane and painted with natural pigments, ht. 9, wd. 6 3/4 in. Provenance: Private ...

  • Abelam Yam Mask

    Lot: 57
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    Abelam Yam Mask, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea, 20th century, made from woven cane and balsa wood, used to adorn yams during harvest celebrations, with custom stand, ht. 14, wd. 6 1/2 in. ...

  • Abelam Woven Cane Yam Mask

    Lot: 58
    Sold for: $938$750

    Abelam Woven Cane Yam Mask, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea, 20th century, tightly woven with climbing vine cane and painted with natural pigments, with metal stand, ht. 18, wd. 9 1/2 in. ...

  • Tolai Mask, Lor

    Lot: 65
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    Tolai Mask, Lor, Gazelle Peninsula, New Britain, Papua New Guinea, 20th century, hollowed-out face mask, with elongated nose above a smiling mouth with teeth, with slit eyes below a horizontally cut ...

  • Tolai Mask, Lor

    Lot: 66
    Sold for: $750$600

    Tolai Mask, Lor, Gazelle Peninsula, New Britain, Papua New Guinea, 20th century, hollowed-out face mask, with elongated nose above a smiling mouth, with slit eyes below a horizontally cut brow, ...

  • Twenty-two Tribal Wood Stools

    Lot: 1095
    Sold for: $625$500

    Twenty-two Tribal Wood Stools, including from Papua New Guinea, Sepik River region, sizes vary. ...

  • Massim Lime Spatula

    Lot: 1117
    Sold for: $281$225

    Massim Lime Spatula, Trobriand Islands, Papua New Guinea, early 20th century, clapper type, decorated on either side with incised lime-filled scrolling and terminating in a fish head, lg. 12 1/2 ...

  • Massim Lime Spatula

    Lot: 1118
    Sold for: $188$150

    Massim Lime Spatula, Trobriand Islands, Papua New Guinea, long elegant palmwood spatula with high ridgeline on either side at the handle, and abstract scrollwork in the center, lg. 30 in. ...

  • Massim Paddle Finial and Betel Nut Mortar

    Lot: 1119
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    Massim Paddle Finial and Betel Nut Mortar, Trobriand Islands, Papua New Guinea, scrollwork finial cut from a canoe paddle, with a betel nut mortar, finial with wood base, lg. 7 1/2 and 5 3/4 in. ...

  • Massim Betel Nut Mortar

    Lot: 1120
    Sold for: $313$250

    Massim Betel Nut Mortar, Trobriand Islands, Papua New Guinea, late 19th/early 20th century, palmwood with incised scrollwork designs filled with lime pigments, lg. 4 3/4 in. Provenance: Fortess ...

  • 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, ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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, ...

  • 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 ...

  • New Guinea Canoe Ornament

    Lot: 1126
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    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 ...

  • 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 ...