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SH170 - Contemporary African and Oceanic Art From the Collection of Ray Hughes

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Woollahra Hotel
116 Queen Street Woollahra NSW

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Shapiro Gallery Annex
46 Balfour Street Chippendale
LOT 1

Bamana Puppet and Antelope Mask

Mali

painted wood, depicting a colourful antelope with a female puppet sitting on its head

Measurements:
height 120 cm
  • EStimate $700 - $900
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LOT 2

Yoruba Epa Mask/Headdress

Nigeria

painted wood, depicting a warrior sitting on an elephant, with male attendants (A/F)

Measurements:
height 85 cm
  • EStimate $500 - $700
  • sold $660 Incl BP
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LOT 3

Yoruba Egungun Mask/Headdress

Nigeria

painted wood, carved as a male figure with large ears

Measurements:
height 38 cm
  • EStimate $800 - $1,200
  • sold $1,680 Incl BP
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LOT 4

Pair of Yoruba Ibeji Twins

Nigeria

carved wood and blue paint, both with typical scarification marks on their forehead and cheeks (2)

Measurements:
height 26 cm
  • EStimate $500 - $700
  • sold $1,800 Incl BP
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LOT 5

Yoruba Five Headed Mask/ Headdress

Nigeria

painted wood

Measurements:
height 45 cm
  • EStimate $500 - $700
  • sold $660 Incl BP
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LOT 6

Antelope Mask

Possibly Dogon, Mali

wood, fibre and acrylic

Measurements:
height 66 cm
  • EStimate $700 - $900
  • sold $5,760 Incl BP
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LOT 7

West African Stool

wood, carved with a shoe stepping on a mouse

Measurements:
height 50 cm
  • EStimate $300 - $500
  • sold $780 Incl BP
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LOT 8

Yoruba Mask/Headdress

Benin

painted wood, depicting a monkey eating corn

Measurements:
height 61 cm
  • EStimate $600 - $800
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LOT 9

Four Ifa Divination Trays

Nigeria or Benin

wood (4)

Measurements:
approx. length 45 cm
  • EStimate $800 - $1,200
  • sold $780 Incl BP
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LOT 10

African Scorpion Stool

Senegal

painted wood, the seat decorated with flag of Senegal, above a scorpion

Measurements:
height 48 cm
  • EStimate $300 - $500
  • sold $540 Incl BP
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LOT 11

African Church Scenes

South Africa, c. 1980-1990

painted wood, comprising nine figures (9)

Measurements:
approx. height 46 cm
  • EStimate $800 - $1,200
  • sold $960 Incl BP
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LOT 12

Black and White Couple

South Africa, c. 1980-1990

painted wood (2)

Measurements:
height 19 cm width 35.5 cm depth 10 cm (male)
  • EStimate $500 - $700
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LOT 13

Yaka Kholuka Mask

Democratic Republic of the Congo

painted wood, feather, fibre, the polychrome human face surrounded by raffia, the high-rising cap surmounted by a male figure holding a gun, and topped with feathers

Measurements:
height 95 cm
  • EStimate $4,000 - $6,000
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LOT 14

Yoruba Gelede Mask/Headdress

Benin

painted wood, carved with a tall crest depicting a rooster flanked by a bird and a donkey

Measurements:
height 55 cm
  • EStimate $1,000 - $1,500
  • sold $1,200 Incl BP
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LOT 15

Yoruba Gelede Mask/ Headdress

Benin

wood and acrylic, carved with a green coiled snake

Measurements:
height 26 cm
  • EStimate $400 - $600
  • sold $552 Incl BP
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LOT 16

Yoruba Gelede Mask/Headdress

Benin

painted wood, carved with a fish, eel and bird

Measurements:
height 40 cm
  • EStimate $800 - $1,200
  • sold $1,080 Incl BP
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LOT 17

Yoruba Gelede Mask/Headdress

Benin

painted wood and fibre, depicting two frogs and a bird

Measurements:
height 34 cm
  • EStimate $800 - $1,200
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LOT 18

Yoruba Gelede Mask/Headdress

Benin

painted wood, with seated male figure and rainbow

Measurements:
height 46 cm
  • EStimate $800 - $1,200
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LOT 19

Yoruba Gelede Mask/Headdress

Benin

painted wood, textile and fibre, with male figure sitting on top of the head

Measurements:
height 56 cm
  • EStimate $800 - $1,200
  • sold $720 Incl BP
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LOT 20

Yoruba Gelede Mask/Headdress

Benin

painted wood and fibre, depicting a chicken eating seeds

Measurements:
height 43 cm
  • EStimate $800 - $1,200
  • sold $780 Incl BP
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LOT 21

Ekoi or Ejagham Janiform Headcrest

Cross River Region, Nigeria

wood, leather, kaolin, fibre and metal, one horn (A/F)

Measurements:
height 69 cm
  • EStimate $800 - $1,200
  • sold $1,440 Incl BP
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LOT 22

Yoruba Oba Adenla (Crown)

Nigeria

beads and textiles, of conical form with two opposing faces and multicolour birds affixed against a white, red and black ground, the top surmounted by a large bird

Measurements:
height 100 cm
  • EStimate $800 - $1,200
  • sold $960 Incl BP
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LOT 23

Lega Bwami Hat

Democratic Republic of the Congo

buttons, fibre, elephant hair and cowrie shells

Measurements:
height 30 cm
  • EStimate $700 - $900
  • sold $1,020 Incl BP
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LOT 24

Five Namji Ritual Dolls

Cameroon

wood, beads, horn, metal, animal skin and shells, on stands (5)

Measurements:
approx. height 30 cm
  • EStimate $1,000 - $1,500
  • sold $2,040 Incl BP
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LOT 25

Songye Kifwebe Male Mask

Democratic Republic of the Congo

wood, pigments and fibre, feathers, typically painted in black and red

Measurements:
height 111 cm
  • EStimate $8,000 - $12,000
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LOT 26

Songye Kifwebe Female Mask

Democratic Republic of the Congo

wood, pigments and fibre, typically painted in white

Measurements:
height 35 cm
  • EStimate $5,000 - $7,000
  • sold $10,200 Incl BP
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LOT 27

Mossi Figure

Ivory Coast

wood, the standing female figure with typical scarification marks on her forehead and cheeks

Measurements:
height 62 cm
  • EStimate $8,000 - $12,000
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LOT 28

Lwalwa Mask

Democratic Republic of the Congo

wood and fibre, on stand

Measurements:
height 30 cm
  • EStimate $1,000 - $1,500
  • sold $3,120 Incl BP
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LOT 29

Dogon Kanaga Mask

Mali

wood, fibre, pigments and paint, on stand, crest restored

Measurements:
height 100 cm
  • EStimate $4,000 - $6,000
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LOT 30

Workshop of Kane Kwei (Ghana)

Bible Coffin Lid, 1995

wood and paint

Measurements:
height 197 cm
  • EStimate $500 - $700
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LOT 31

African Hand Painted Shop Sign

Ray Hughes & Sons Art Dealer in Africa

acrylic on board

Measurements:
39 x 124 cm
  • EStimate $600 - $800
  • sold $900 Incl BP
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LOT 32

African Hand Painted Barber Sign

City Boys Haircut

acrylic on board

Measurements:
37 x 123 cm
  • EStimate $600 - $800
  • sold $780 Incl BP
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LOT 33

African Hand Painted Doctor Sign

'Guerisseur de 120 Maladies - Abidjan - Abobo Gare'

acrylic on board, triptych

Measurements:
100 x 182 cm
  • EStimate $400 - $600
  • sold $4,080 Incl BP
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LOT 34

African Hand Painted Doctor Sign

Spirit

acrylic on board

Measurements:
100 x 50 cm
  • EStimate $600 - $800
  • sold $960 Incl BP
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LOT 35

African Hand Painted Doctor Sign

Black & White

acrylic on board

Measurements:
100 x 101 cm
  • EStimate $500 - $700
  • sold $600 Incl BP
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LOT 36

African Hand Painted Doctor Sign

'Guerisseur Traditionnel'

acrylic on board

Measurements:
97 x 120 cm
  • EStimate $600 - $800
  • sold $780 Incl BP
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LOT 37

Two African Hand Painted Doctor Signs

acrylic on board, diptych (2)

Measurements:
100 x 66 cm; 100 x 68cm
  • EStimate $800 - $1,200
  • sold $2,640 Incl BP
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LOT 38

African Hand Painted Doctor Sign

'Medicament Indigene, La Sante Avant Tout'

acrylic on board

Measurements:
106 x 75 cm
  • EStimate $500 - $700
  • sold $660 Incl BP
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LOT 39

Two African Hand Painted Barbershop Signs

acrylic on board, one blue and one green (2)

Measurements:
42 x 68 cm; 42 x 63 cm
  • EStimate $400 - $600
  • sold $840 Incl BP
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LOT 40

African Hand Painted Barbershop Sign

acrylic on board, ten figures against a grey ground

Measurements:
110 x 46
  • EStimate $300 - $500
  • sold $900 Incl BP
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LOT 41

Three African Hand Painted Female Hairdresser Signs

acrylic on board (3)

Measurements:
60 x 30 cm; 60 x 50 cm; 62 x 40 cm
  • EStimate $400 - $600
  • sold $570 Incl BP
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LOT 42

African Hand Painted Female Hairdresser Sign

acrylic on board, nine figure against a yellow and blue ground

Measurements:
82 x 48 cm
  • EStimate $300 - $500
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LOT 43

Akan Breasted Drum

Ghana

wood, skin and paint, the oval shaped drum with figurative design in relief and two conical breasts, covered with goat hide

Measurements:
height 85 cm
  • EStimate $5,000 - $7,000
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LOT 44

Fante Asafo Flag

'We Can Even Capture the Mighty Leopard' (and protect our animals from predators), Ghana

cotton cloth

Measurements:
110 x 140 cm
  • EStimate $1,000 - $1,500
  • sold $1,200 Incl BP
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LOT 45

Fante Asafo Flag

'We Can Stand on Ant Hills and Not Be Harmed', Ghana

cotton cloth

Measurements:
86 x 145 cm
  • EStimate $1,000 - $1,500
  • sold $1,680 Incl BP
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LOT 46

Fante Asafo Flag

An Asafo Captain Standing Over a Barrel of Gunpowder. A boast of Military 'Firepower', Ghana

cotton cloth

Measurements:
94 x 158 cm
  • EStimate $800 - $1,200
  • sold $900 Incl BP
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LOT 47

Fante Asafo Flag

'We Can Defeat You (at draughts) One Thousand Times a Day', Ghana

cotton cloth

Measurements:
84 x 139 cm
  • EStimate $600 - $800
  • sold $1,020 Incl BP
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LOT 48

Fante Asafo Flag

Three Men with Guns and Puppeteer, Ghana

cotton cloth (A/F)

Measurements:
100 x 140 cm
  • EStimate $500 - $700
  • sold $1,140 Incl BP
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LOT 49

Fante Asafo Flag

Double Headed Dragon, Ghana

cotton cloth (A/F)

Measurements:
150 x 100 cm
  • EStimate $500 - $700
  • sold $780 Incl BP
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LOT 50

Fante Asafo Flag

'When the Fruits Begin to Ripen, Birds and Frogs Will not be a Rare Sight', Ghana

cotton cloth

Measurements:
138 x 95 cm
  • EStimate $1,000 - $1,500
  • sold $1,140 Incl BP
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LOT 51

Fante Asafo Flag

'The Palm Wine Pot is Never Empty', Ghana

cotton cloth

Measurements:
135 x 114 cm
  • EStimate $800 - $1,200
  • sold $1,440 Incl BP
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LOT 52

Fante Asafo Flag

‘The Fish Grow Fat for the Benefit of the Crocodile Who Rules the River’, Ghana

cotton cloth

Measurements:
94 x 140 cm
  • EStimate $500 - $700
  • sold $480 Incl BP
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LOT 53

Workshop of Agbagli Kossi (Togolese,1935-1991)

Mami Wata Shrine Figure and Boat, c. 1960-1980

painted wood

Measurements:
height 42 cm
  • EStimate $1,500 - $2,500
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LOT 54

Workshop of Agbagli Kossi (Togolese,1935-1991)

Voodoo Janus Figure, c. 1960-1980

painted wood, together with a snake (2)

Measurements:
height 53 cm
  • EStimate $1,500 - $2,500
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LOT 55

Workshop of Agbagli Kossi (Togolese,1935-1991)

Mami Wata Shrine Figure with Snake, c. 1960-1980

painted wood (A/F)

Measurements:
height 53 cm
  • EStimate $1,000 - $1,500
  • sold $1,440 Incl BP
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LOT 56

Workshop of Agbagli Kossi (Togolese,1935-1991)

Voodoo Figure of an Angel, c. 1960-1980

painted wood

Measurements:
height 53 cm
  • EStimate $1,500 - $2,500
  • sold $1,440 Incl BP
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LOT 57

Workshop of Agbagli Kossi (Togolese,1935-1991)

Missionary Carved Crucifix, c. 1960-1980

painted wood (A/F)

Measurements:
height 180 cm
  • EStimate $1,000 - $1,500
  • sold $960 Incl BP
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LOT 58

Workshop of Agbagli Kossi (Togolese,1935-1991)

Mami Wata Shrine Figure (Mermaid), c. 1960-1980

painted wood

Measurements:
height 59 cm
  • EStimate $2,000 - $3,000
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LOT 59

Mami Wata Shrine Figure

Togo, c. 1990

painted wood

Measurements:
height 52 cm
  • EStimate $500 - $700
  • sold $600 Incl BP
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LOT 60

Four Ewe Venavi Voodoo Dolls

Ghana or Togo

carved and stained wood, comprising two sets of twins (4)

Measurements:
approx. height 23 cm
  • EStimate $500 - $700
  • sold $720 Incl BP
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LOT 61

Five Ewe Voodoo Dolls

Ghana or Togo

carved and stained wood, comprising two males and three females (5)

Measurements:
approx. height 25 cm
  • EStimate $300 - $500
  • sold $420 Incl BP
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LOT 62

Three Embroidered War Hats

Nigeria, c. 1991

embroidered textile, decorated with tanks and guns, one inscribed ‘Saddam’ in support of Saddam Hussein in the 1991 Gulf War (3)

Measurements:
diameter 20 cm
  • EStimate $200 - $400
  • sold $840 Incl BP
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LOT 63

West African Stool

wood, with reticulated inscription to front ‘Madame Pierre’

Measurements:
height 39 cm
  • EStimate $300 - $500
  • sold $540 Incl BP
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LOT 64

Three ‘Awale’ Mancala Game Boards

Nigeria

painted wood (3)

Measurements:
approx. length 51 cm
  • EStimate $300 - $500
  • sold $420 Incl BP
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LOT 65

Yoruba Oba Adenla (Crown)

Nigeria

beads and textile, of conical form with two opposing faces and birds affixed, the top surmounted by a multicoloured bird with a green beak, on stand

Measurements:
height 58 cm
  • EStimate $800 - $1,200
  • sold $1,440 Incl BP
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LOT 66

West African Figural Stool

painted wood

Measurements:
height 40 cm
  • EStimate $300 - $500
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LOT 67

Ekoi or Ejagham Headcrest with Two Faces

Cross River Region, Nigeria

wood, leather, kaolin, fibre and metal, missing horns

Measurements:
height 35 cm
  • EStimate $500 - $700
  • sold $600 Incl BP
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LOT 68

Four West African Slingshots

painted wood (4)

Measurements:
approx. height 40 cm
  • EStimate $400 - $600
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LOT 69

Divination Bowl

Nigeria

wood, carved with figures

Measurements:
height 30 cm
  • EStimate $300 - $500
  • sold $288 Incl BP
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LOT 70

Pair of Yoruba Ibeji Female Twins

Nigeria

wood, both with typical scarification marks on their forehead and cheeks (2)

Measurements:
approx. height 23 cm
  • EStimate $300 - $500
  • sold $300 Incl BP
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LOT 71

Two Ritual Sticks from the Jo Cult

Baninko, Mali

wood, dung and organic matter

Measurements:
height 75 cm
  • EStimate $3,000 - $5,000
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LOT 72

Three Orisha Oko Ritual Staffs

Nigeria

wood and metal, on stands (3)

Measurements:
approx. height 155 cm
  • EStimate $1,000 - $1,500
  • sold $900 Incl BP
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LOT 73

Five Fon Wrought Iron Altar Staffs

Benin

the circular top with sheet metal cut out figures supported on a spike (5)

Measurements:
approx. height 110 cm
  • EStimate $500 - $700
  • sold $660 Incl BP
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LOT 74

West African Figural Stool

painted wood, fabric, carved with figures and animals

Measurements:
height 40 cm
  • EStimate $300 - $500
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LOT 75

Yoruba Oba Adenla (Crown)

Nigeria

beads and textile, of conical form with two opposing faces and blue, black and red birds affixed, bird finial (A/F), on stand

Measurements:
height 59 cm
  • EStimate $500 - $700
  • sold $780 Incl BP
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LOT 76

African Dan Mask

Liberia

wood, bells, fabric and shells

Measurements:
height 34 cm
  • EStimate $300 - $500
  • sold $240 Incl BP
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LOT 77

African Carved Board

wood, carved with figures, birds and crocodiles

Measurements:
120 x 40 cm
  • EStimate $300 - $500
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LOT 78

Baule Shutter/Door

Ivory Coast

wood, carved with a female figure in high relief

Measurements:
114 x 44 cm
  • EStimate $300 - $500
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LOT 79

Two African Shutters/Doors

wood, carved with two figures and geometric motifs (2)

Measurements:
130 x 40 cm
  • EStimate $500 - $700
  • sold $720 Incl BP
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LOT 80

African Shutter/Door

wood, carved with a male figure and geometric motifs

Measurements:
111 x 65 cm
  • EStimate $300 - $500
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LOT 81

African Shutter/Door

wood, carved with three figures and geometric motifs

Measurements:
122 x 51 cm
  • EStimate $400 - $600
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LOT 82

African Shutter/Door

wood, carved with stylized animals and a central male figure

Measurements:
122 x 45 cm
  • EStimate $400 - $600
  • sold $420 Incl BP
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LOT 83

African Hand Painted Babershop Sign

'Noircire Defriage'

acrylic on metal, together with ‘Docteur des Montres’ jeweller sign, acrylic on board (2)

Measurements:
50 x 65 cm; 90 x 34cm
  • EStimate $300 - $500
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LOT 84

African Hand Painted Sign

'Konan Decor'

acrylic on board

Measurements:
70 x 118 cm
  • EStimate $400 - $600
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3
LOT 85

African Hand Painted Bus Station Sign

'Gare Routiere'

acrylic on board, signed ‘Diane DBB Carf’, together with ’24 Av. Jan Jeaures Dakar’, acrylic on board, signed ‘Souzey’, and ‘Doctor Chirurgien Dentist’, acrylic on board, signed ‘Diane DBB Carf’ (3)

Measurements:
34 x 45.5 cm; 33 x 49 cm; 30.5 x 50 cm
  • EStimate $300 - $500
  • sold $720 Incl BP
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LOT 86

African Hand Crafted Formula 1

mixed media (A/F)

Measurements:
length 45 cm
  • EStimate $100 - $200
  • sold $240 Incl BP
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LOT 87

Hand Painted Sign

Kane Kwei Coffins, Teshie. Accra, Ghana

acrylic on board

Measurements:
39 x 82 cm
  • EStimate $200 - $400
  • sold $336 Incl BP
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LOT 88

Two Mancala Game Boards

Nigeria

wood (2)

Measurements:
approx. length 72 cm
  • EStimate $300 - $500
  • sold $660 Incl BP
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LOT 89

Four West African Zoomorphic Wooden Stools

wood (4)

Measurements:
dimensions variable
  • EStimate $300 - $500
  • sold $360 Incl BP
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LOT 90

Four West African Zoomorphic Wooden Stools

wood (4)

Measurements:
dimensions variable
  • EStimate $200 - $400
  • sold $1,440 Incl BP
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LOT 91

Four West African Zoomorphic Wooden Stools

wood (4)

Measurements:
dimensions variable
  • EStimate $200 - $400
  • sold $288 Incl BP
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LOT 92

Three Zulu Milk Pails, ‘Ithunga’

South Africa

wood (3)

Measurements:
approx. height 37 cm
  • EStimate $100 - $200
  • sold $192 Incl BP
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LOT 93

Collection of African Fertilty Jewellery

wood, seeds, beads, plastic and metal, together with two slave bracelets (7)

Measurements:
dimensions variable
  • EStimate $200 - $300
  • sold $192 Incl BP
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LOT 94

Two West African Low Chairs

wood, together with two coconut-grating stools (4)

Measurements:
approx. height 44 cm
  • EStimate $300 - $500
  • sold $288 Incl BP
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LOT 95

Serge Jolimeau (Haitian, b. 1952)

Haitian Spirit

cut-out metal sculpture, inscribed to side ‘Serge Jolimeau’

Measurements:
height 69 cm
  • EStimate $300 - $500
  • sold $288 Incl BP
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LOT 96

Tribal Low Chair

Northern Pakistan, 19th Century

wood, twine woven seat and wrought iron, together with an Ashanti stool (2)

Measurements:
height 79 cm; 27 cm
  • EStimate $300 - $500
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LOT 97

African Female Figure

wood, originally seated on a pole or architectural feature

Measurements:
height 92 cm
  • EStimate $300 - $500
  • sold $660 Incl BP
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LOT 98

Collection of Kissie Pennies

West and Central Africa

metal (QTY)

Measurements:
approx. length 30 cm
  • EStimate $200 - $400
  • sold $240 Incl BP
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LOT 99

Collection of African Edged Weapons

comprising a curved knife, a short sword and seven throwing knives (9)

Measurements:
approx. length 56 cm
  • EStimate $300 - $500
  • sold $504 Incl BP
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LOT 100

Large African Stand

wood, together with a zoomorphic stool, and another stool (3)

Measurements:
height 21 cm (stand)
  • EStimate $200 - $400
  • sold $216 Incl BP
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LOT 101

Tivaevae

Cook Islands

royal blue and yellow with floral decoration (2)

Measurements:
approx. 300 x 600 cm
  • EStimate $3,000 - $5,000
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LOT 102

Large Iatmul Gable Mask

Middle Sepik River, Papua New Guinea

barkcloth, rattan and natural earth pigments

Measurements:
height 102 cm
  • EStimate $1,000 - $1,500
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LOT 103

Sulka Susu Gitvung / Nunu Mask

East New Britain, Bismarck Archipelago, Papua New Guinea

fibre, cassowary feathers and natural pigments, of conical form with snake emerging from its mouth

Measurements:
height 100 cm
  • EStimate $8,000 - $12,000
  • sold $8,160 Incl BP
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LOT 104

Impressive Crocodile Spirit Sculpture

Papua New Guinea

wood, shells, natural earth pigments and fibre, the anthropomorphic figure with a crocodile head and tail

Measurements:
height 206 cm
  • EStimate $2,000 - $3,000
  • sold $3,840 Incl BP
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LOT 105

Large Washkuk Kwoma Spirit Figure

Upper Sepik River, Papua New Guinea

wood, carved with mouth open with the tongue projecting out and down in four waves, resting on a pole

Measurements:
height 160 cm width 52 cm depth 40 cm
  • EStimate $2,000 - $4,000
  • sold $2,400 Incl BP
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LOT 106

Asmat Shield

Probably Ipem, Wildeman River, West Papua Province

wood and natural earth pigments, with horizontal white stripes, carved handle to verso

Measurements:
height 166 cm
  • EStimate $800 - $1,200
  • sold $3,360 Incl BP
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LOT 107

Shield

Possibly Baiwai, Upper Sepik River, Papua New Guinea

wood and natural earth pigments

Measurements:
height 110 cm
  • EStimate $1,000 - $1,500
  • sold $960 Incl BP
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LOT 108

Archer Mendi War Shield

Southern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea

wood and natural earth pigments

Measurements:
height 90 cm
  • EStimate $600 - $800
  • sold $960 Incl BP
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LOT 109

War Shield

Sepik River Province, Papua New Guinea

wood, carved and incised geometric motifs

Measurements:
height 135 cm
  • EStimate $500 - $700
  • sold $540 Incl BP
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LOT 110

Mendi Shield, Worrumbi

Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea

wood and natural earth pigments, of oval shape, painted with hourglass design in orange and white, depicting two abstract figures above one another, with two holes pierced through the centre for carry-rope

Measurements:
height 138 cm
  • EStimate $500 - $700
  • sold $480 Incl BP
Lot Details
LOT 111

Mendi Shield, Worrumbi

Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea

wood, shells and natural earth pigments, of oval shape, carved and painted with a human figure in white and orange

Measurements:
height 120 cm
  • EStimate $500 - $700
  • sold $552 Incl BP
Lot Details
LOT 112

Mendi Shield, Worrumbi

Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea

wood and natural earth pigments, of oval shape, painted with hourglass design in red and white, depicting two abstract figures above one another, carved with typical ridge running down the centre, and two holes pierced through the centre for carry-rope

Measurements:
height 122 cm
  • EStimate $500 - $700
  • sold $1,080 Incl BP
Lot Details
LOT 113

Mendi Shield, Worrumbi

Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea

wood and natural earth pigments, of oval shape, painted with geometric design in white and orange, carved with typical ridge running down the centre, and two holes pierced through the centre for carry-rope, old repairs to side

Measurements:
height 126 cm
  • EStimate $500 - $700
  • sold $480 Incl BP
Lot Details
LOT 114

Mendi Shield, Worrumbi

Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea

wood and natural earth pigments, of oval shape, painted with anthropomorphic design in white and red, carved with typical ridge running down the centre, and two holes pierced through the centre for carry-rope

Measurements:
height 112 cm
  • EStimate $500 - $700
  • sold $540 Incl BP
Lot Details
LOT 115

Mendi Shield, Worrumbi

Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea

wood and natural earth pigments, of oval shape, painted with geometric design in white and orange, carved with typical ridge running down the centre, and two holes pierced through the centre for carry-rope

Measurements:
height 131 cm
  • EStimate $500 - $700
  • sold $720 Incl BP
Lot Details
LOT 116

Mendi Shield, Worrumbi

Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea

wood and natural earth pigments, of oval shape, painted with geometric design in white and orange, carved with typical ridge running down the centre, and two holes pierced through the centre for carry-rope

Measurements:
height 141 cm
  • EStimate $500 - $700
  • sold $720 Incl BP
Lot Details
LOT 117

Mendi Shield, Worrumbi

Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea

wood and natural earth pigments, of oval shape, painted with geometric design in white and orange, carved with typical ridge running down the centre, and two holes pierced through the centre for carry-rope

Measurements:
height 127 cm
  • EStimate $500 - $700
  • sold $720 Incl BP
Lot Details
LOT 118

Collection of Massim Lime Spatulas

Papua New Guinea

wood, carved with various intricate designs, traces of infill visible (5)

Measurements:
length 23 - 35 cm
  • EStimate $1,000 - $1,500
Lot Details
LOT 119

Collection of Massim Lime Spatulas

Papua New Guinea

wood, carved with various intricate designs, traces of infill visible (5)

Measurements:
length 25 - 33 cm
  • EStimate $800 - $1,200
Lot Details
LOT 120

Collection of Massim Lime Spatulas

Papua New Guinea

wood, carved with various intricate designs, traces of infill visible (4)

Measurements:
length 30 - 34 cm
  • EStimate $700 - $900
  • sold $660 Incl BP
Lot Details
LOT 121

Collection of Massim Lime Spatulas

Papua New Guinea

wood, carved with various intricate designs, traces of infill visible (4)

Measurements:
length 27 - 30 cm
  • EStimate $800 - $1,200
Lot Details
LOT 122

Collection of Massim Lime Spatulas

Papua New Guinea

wood, carved with various intricate designs, traces of infill visible (4)

Measurements:
length 26 - 34 cm
  • EStimate $1,000 - $1,500
Lot Details
LOT 123

Collection of Massim Lime Spatulas

Papua New Guinea

wood, carved with various intricate designs, traces of infill visible (4)

Measurements:
length 23 - 40 cm
  • EStimate $800 - $1,200
Lot Details
LOT 124

Collection of Massim Lime Spatulas

Papua New Guinea

wood, carved with various intricate designs, traces of infill visible (5)

Measurements:
length 21 - 42 cm
  • EStimate $1,000 - $1,500
Lot Details
LOT 125

Melanesian Ceremonial Mask

New Ireland

painted wood, pigments and shells

Measurements:
height 44 cm
  • EStimate $800 - $1,200
  • sold $1,200 Incl BP
Lot Details
LOT 126

Large Ancestor Figure

Papua New Guinea

wood, natural earth pigments and shells, the standing figure with spirit attached to the back of his head

Measurements:
height 260 cm
  • EStimate $1,000 - $1,500
Lot Details
LOT 127

Bamileke Pink Feather Headdress

Cameroon

feathers, fabric and fibre

Measurements:
diameter 70 cm
  • EStimate $1,000 - $1,500
Lot Details
LOT 128

Bamileke Pink Feather Headdress

Cameroon

feathers, fabric and fibre

Measurements:
diameter 60 cm
  • EStimate $800 - $1,200
Lot Details
LOT 129

Malagan Figure

New Ireland, Papua New Guinea

wood, natural earth pigments (A/F)

Measurements:
height 159 cm
  • EStimate $800 - $1,200
  • sold $3,120 Incl BP
Lot Details
LOT 129 A

Malagan Figure

New Ireland, Papua New Guinea

wood, natural earth pigments (A/F)

Measurements:
height 143.5 cm
  • EStimate $800 - $1,200
Lot Details
LOT 130

Black and White Shield

Western Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea

wood, paint and metal

Measurements:
height 170 cm
  • EStimate $1,000 - $1,500
  • sold $960 Incl BP
Lot Details
LOT 131

Red Shield

Western Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea

wood, paint and metal

Measurements:
height 166 cm
  • EStimate $1,000 - $1,500
  • sold $1,200 Incl BP
Lot Details
LOT 132

South Pacific Lager Shield

Wahgi Valley, Western Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea

wood, paint and metal

Measurements:
height 156 cm
  • EStimate $1,500 - $2,500
  • sold $3,120 Incl BP
Lot Details
LOT 133

Superman Figure – Konumbka vs Nenaka Shield

Wahgi Valley, Western Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea

wood, paint and metal

Measurements:
height 159 cm
  • EStimate $1,500 - $2,500
  • sold $5,040 Incl BP
Lot Details
LOT 134

Kaibel, KA – Six 2 Six 1993 Shield

Wahgi Valley, Western Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea

wood, paint and metal

Measurements:
height 159 cm
  • EStimate $1,000 - $2,000
  • sold $4,560 Incl BP
Lot Details
LOT 135

Toyota Stout Logo Shield

Wahgi Valley, Western Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea

wood, paint and metal

Measurements:
height 165 cm
  • EStimate $1,000 - $2,000
  • sold $1,020 Incl BP
Lot Details
LOT 136

Red, Green, Brown and White Geometric Target Shield

Western Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea

wood, paint and metal

Measurements:
height 164 cm
  • EStimate $1,000 - $1,500
  • sold $960 Incl BP
Lot Details
LOT 137

Blue, Green, Red and Black Outlined Geometric Pattern Shield

Western Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea

wood, paint and metal

Measurements:
height 153 cm
  • EStimate $1,000 - $1,500
  • sold $960 Incl BP
Lot Details
LOT 138

Kavat Baining Bird Mask/Headdress

New Britain, Bismarck Archipelago, Papua New Guinea

barkcloth, cane, natural earth pigments, the barkcloth stretched and stitched over cane framework to replicate a bird seated on a cap hat

Measurements:
height 40 cm
  • EStimate $500 - $700
  • sold $1,020 Incl BP
Lot Details
LOT 139

Kavat Baining Bird Mask/ Headdress

New Britain, Bismarck Archipelago, Papua New Guinea

barkcloth, cane, palm leaves, natural earth pigments, the barkcloth stretched and stitched over cane framework to replicate a bird with a long neck

Measurements:
height 115 cm
  • EStimate $400 - $600
Lot Details
LOT 140

Baining Dance Headdress

New Britain, Bismarck Archipelago, Papua New Guinea

barkcloth, pigments and fibre

Measurements:
height 120 cm
  • EStimate $500 - $700
Lot Details
LOT 141

Iatmul Roof Finial of a Men’s Cult House, ‘Konguwavi’

Aibom Village, East Sepik River Province, Papua New Guinea

earthenware and natural earth pigments, depicting Kolimangge, the ‘mother of all potters’

Measurements:
height 40 cm
  • EStimate $500 - $700
  • sold $960 Incl BP
Lot Details
LOT 142

Iatmul Roof Finial of a Men’s Cult House, ‘Konguwavi’

Aibom Village, East Sepik River Province, Papua New Guinea

earthenware and natural earth pigments, depicting a female figure in black and white, together with an Iatmul figural cup (2)

Measurements:
height 21 cm; 16 cm
  • EStimate $300 - $500
  • sold $336 Incl BP
Lot Details
LOT 143

Kwoma Minja Figure Vessel

East Sepik River Province, Papua New Guinea

earthenware and natural pigments

Measurements:
height 40 cm
  • EStimate $300 - $500
  • sold $660 Incl BP
Lot Details
LOT 144

Iatmul Sago Storage Vessel, ‘Damarau’

Aibom Village, East Sepik River Province, Papua New Guinea

earthenware and natural earth pigments, modelled with bird face

Measurements:
height 29 cm
  • EStimate $300 - $500
  • sold $480 Incl BP
Lot Details
LOT 145

Iatmul Sago Storage Vessel, ‘Damarau’

Aibom Village, East Sepik River Province, Papua New Guinea

earthenware and natural earth pigments, modelled with bird face

Measurements:
height 27 cm
  • EStimate $300 - $500
  • sold $720 Incl BP
Lot Details
LOT 146

Iatmul Sago Storage Vessel, ‘Damarau’

Aibom Village, East Sepik River Province, Papua New Guinea

earthenware and natural earth pigments

Measurements:
height 48 cm
  • EStimate $600 - $800
  • sold $660 Incl BP
Lot Details
LOT 147

Iatmul Sago Storage Vessel, ‘Damarau’

Aibom Village, East Sepik River Province, Papua New Guinea

earthenware and natural earth pigments, rim (A/F)

Measurements:
height 60 cm
  • EStimate $400 - $600
Lot Details
LOT 148

Iatmul Sago Storage Vessel, ‘Damarau’

Aibom Village, East Sepik River Province, Papua New Guinea

earthenware and natural earth pigments, modelled with face (A/F)

Measurements:
height 50 cm
  • EStimate $500 - $700
Lot Details
LOT 149

Iatmul Sago Storage Vessel, ‘Damarau’

Aibom Village, East Sepik River Province, Papua New Guinea

earthenware and natural earth pigments, modelled with face

Measurements:
height 62 cm
  • EStimate $600 - $800
  • sold $576 Incl BP
Lot Details
LOT 150

Iatmul Storage Vessel

Aibom Village, East Sepik River Province, Papua New Guinea

fired earthenware, with two applied handles

Measurements:
height 27 cm
  • EStimate $200 - $400
Lot Details
LOT 151

Four Assorted Pots

East and West Sepik River Province, Papua New Guinea

fired clay with incised decoration, one with applied zoomorphic handles (4)

Measurements:
approx. height 21 cm diameter 33 cm
  • EStimate $500 - $700
Lot Details
LOT 152

Collection of Melanesian Stone Axe Heads and Blades

of various shape (QTY)

Measurements:
length 7 - 30 cm
  • EStimate $200 - $400
  • sold $300 Incl BP
Lot Details
LOT 153

Five War Clubs

Papua New Guinea

wooden shafts with attached stone heads (5)

Measurements:
approx. length 96 cm
  • EStimate $1,000 - $1,500
  • sold $1,680 Incl BP
Lot Details
LOT 154

Six War Clubs

Papua New Guinea

wooden shafts with attached stone heads, together with a digging stick, one club (A/F) (7)

Measurements:
approx. length 72 cm
  • EStimate $600 - $800
  • sold $1,800 Incl BP
Lot Details
LOT 155

Suspension Hook

Papua New Guinea

wood and natural earth pigments

Measurements:
height 52 cm
  • EStimate $500 - $700
Lot Details
LOT 156

Tall Female Sculpture

Papua New Guinea

wood, fibre and shells, the standing figure holding a bowl above her head

Measurements:
height 190 cm
  • EStimate $800 - $1,200
  • sold $720 Incl BP
Lot Details
LOT 157

Female Figure

Papua New Guinea

wood and natural earth pigments, missing one foot

Measurements:
height 140 cm
  • EStimate $500 - $700
  • sold $480 Incl BP
Lot Details
LOT 158

Tall Carved Panel

wood, of rectangular shape, carved with abstract motifs

Measurements:
height 200 cm
  • EStimate $500 - $700
  • sold $1,920 Incl BP
Lot Details
LOT 159

Four Legged Orator’s Stool

Papua New Guinea

wood

Measurements:
height 56 cm
  • EStimate $200 - $400
  • sold $660 Incl BP
Lot Details
LOT 160

Male Figure

Papua New Guinea

wood and shells, with a metal plaque around his neck inscribed ‘to R H Best we forget the original blood, Barbarian’

Measurements:
height 50 cm
  • EStimate $500 - $700
Lot Details
LOT 161

Kwoma Minja Board

East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea

wood and natural earth pigments, oblong with central figure

Measurements:
height 90 cm
  • EStimate $300 - $500
  • sold $300 Incl BP
Lot Details
LOT 162

Two Standing Figures

Papua New Guinea

wood and natural earth pigments (2)

Measurements:
height 68 cm; 65 cm
  • EStimate $500 - $700
  • sold $480 Incl BP
Lot Details
LOT 163

Ceremonial Mask

Possibly Elema, Gulf Area, Papua New Guinea

barkcloth, natural earth pigment and fibre

Measurements:
height 82 cm
  • EStimate $300 - $500
  • sold $360 Incl BP
Lot Details
LOT 164

Melanesian Ceremonial Mask

Possibly Malekua Island, Vanuatu

fibre, natural earth pigment and clay, boar tusks, two tusks missing (A/F)

Measurements:
height 38 cm
  • EStimate $500 - $700
  • sold $720 Incl BP
Lot Details
LOT 165

Figural Suspension Hook

Papua New Guinea

wood and natural earth pigments, depicting a male figure, with stand

Measurements:
height 55 cm
  • EStimate $300 - $500
  • sold $1,140 Incl BP
Lot Details
LOT 166

Abelam Painted House Panel

Papua New Guinea

sago palm sheath and natural earth pigments, decorated with an ancestor figure wearing a mask

Measurements:
height 138 cm
  • EStimate $300 - $500
Lot Details
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LOT 167

Two Abelam Ancestor Figures

East Sepik River Province, Papua New Guinea

wood and natural earth pigments, arrow form figure (A/F) (2)

Measurements:
height 120 cm; 64 cm
  • EStimate $500 - $700
Lot Details
LOT 168

Shield

Papua New Guinea

wood and natural earth pigments, carved with ridge running down the centre and forming a handle

Measurements:
height 90 cm
  • EStimate $300 - $500
  • sold $540 Incl BP
Lot Details
LOT 169

Two Carved Paddles

Papua New Guinea

wood and natural earth pigments (2)

Measurements:
approx. height 169 cm
  • EStimate $300 - $500
  • sold $480 Incl BP
Lot Details
2
LOT 170

Two Spirit Boards

Papua New Guinea

wood, one rectangular, the other oval (2)

Measurements:
height 60 cm; height 73 cm
  • EStimate $400 - $600
  • sold $384 Incl BP
Lot Details
LOT 171

Suspension Hook

Papua New Guinea

wood and natural earth pigments

Measurements:
height 61 cm
  • EStimate $600 - $800
  • sold $660 Incl BP
Lot Details
LOT 172

Two Woven Wild Boar Spirits

Papua New Guinea

fibre, natural earth pigments and shells (2)

Measurements:
length 124 cm; 106 cm
  • EStimate $500 - $700
Lot Details
2
LOT 173

Collection of Melanesian Bowls and Platters

Papua New Guinea

carved wood (8)

Measurements:
approx. length 70 cm
  • EStimate $300 - $500
  • sold $420 Incl BP
Lot Details
2
LOT 174

Collection of Betel Nut Mortars and Pestles

Papua New Guinea

wood, of various shape (11)

Measurements:
length 7 - 18 cm
  • EStimate $200 - $400
  • sold $216 Incl BP
Lot Details
LOT 175

Collection of Melanesian Bowls

wood, with carved geometric motifs (11)

Measurements:
approx. diameter 52 cm
  • EStimate $300 - $500
  • sold $336 Incl BP
Lot Details
LOT 176

Collection of Carved Pestles

Papua New Guinea

wood (10)

Measurements:
approx. height 15 cm
  • EStimate $300 - $500
Lot Details
LOT 177

Two Yam Ceremonial Masks

East Sepik River Province, Papua New Guinea

natural earth pigments, clay and rattan (2)

Measurements:
approx. height 47 cm
  • EStimate $300 - $500
  • sold $1,320 Incl BP
Lot Details
LOT 178

Nimangki Mask

Malekula Island, Vanuatu

fibre, natural earth pigment and clay, boar tusks, of conical shape (A/F)

Measurements:
height 65 cm
  • EStimate $200 - $300
  • sold $480 Incl BP
Lot Details
2
LOT 179

Two Suspension Hooks

Papua New Guinea

wood, natural earth pigments and shells, together with an ancestor figure, and a Melanesian mask (4)

Measurements:
approx. height 71 cm; 40 cm (mask)
  • EStimate $300 - $500
  • sold $288 Incl BP
Lot Details
LOT 180

Two Fertility Figures, Indonesia

Sumba Island

wood, comprising a male and a female (2)

Measurements:
height 89 cm
  • EStimate $800 - $1,200
Lot Details
LOT 181

Indonesian Male Figure

wood, the standing figure holding a basket with a child, a cobra above his head

Measurements:
height 110 cm
  • EStimate $500 - $700
Lot Details
LOT 182

Witch Doctor Top Hat

Papua New Guinea

fibre and feathers

Measurements:
height 20 cm
  • EStimate $300 - $500
  • sold $1,080 Incl BP
Lot Details
LOT 183

Assorted Betel Nut Mortars

Papua New Guinea

wood (QTY)

Measurements:
approx. height 16 cm
  • EStimate $500 - $700
  • sold $2,640 Incl BP
Lot Details
LOT 184

Mathias Kauage (Papua New Guinean, 1944-2003)

Dancing Spirits

hammered metal plate, signed ‘Kauage’

Measurements:
46 x 93 cm
  • EStimate $300 - $500
  • sold $660 Incl BP
Lot Details
LOT 185

Mathias Kauage (Papua New Guinean, 1944-2003)

The Birth

acrylic on canvas, signed l.l.c. ‘Kauage’

Measurements:
61 x 64 cm
  • EStimate $800 - $1,200
Lot Details
LOT 186

Afghan War Rug

c. 1980

wool, depicting the Soviets invading Afghanistan

Measurements:
94 x 175 cm
  • EStimate $500 - $700
  • sold $2,520 Incl BP
Lot Details
2
LOT 187

Two Small Afghan War Rugs

c. 2001

wool, depicting the Twin towers, guns, tanks, planes and helicopters, together with a wool rug, depicting AK-47 and bombs (2)

Measurements:
100 x 63 cm
  • EStimate $300 - $500
  • sold $750 Incl BP
Lot Details
LOT 188

Afghan War Rug

wool, with guns and geometric motifs against a purple ground (A/F)

Measurements:
110 x 300 cm
  • EStimate $300 - $500
  • sold $780 Incl BP
Lot Details
2
LOT 189

Gabbeh Rug

wool, with geometric design in shades of orange, blue, yellow and green, together with a kilim, with geometric motifs in shades of pink, brown and cream (2)

Measurements:
140 x 200 cm
  • EStimate $500 - $700
  • sold $480 Incl BP
Lot Details
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LOT 190

Assorted Indian textiles

hand stitched cotton (3)

Measurements:
approx. 200 x 200 cm
  • EStimate $100 - $200
  • sold $480 Incl BP
Lot Details
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LOT 191

North African Shell and Beaded Textile

together with a long runner, woven with animals, a long fabric with yellow geometric motifs against a brown ground, and other fabrics (5)

Measurements:
approx. 210 x 55 cm; 38 x 800 cm
  • EStimate $200 - $400
  • sold $900 Incl BP
Lot Details
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