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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 101

Tivaevae

Cook Islands

royal blue and yellow with floral decoration (2)

Measurements:
approx. 300 x 600 cm
  • EStimate $3,000 - $5,000
Lot Details
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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LOT 127

Bamileke Pink Feather Headdress

Cameroon

feathers, fabric and fibre

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

Bamileke Pink Feather Headdress

Cameroon

feathers, fabric and fibre

Measurements:
diameter 60 cm
  • EStimate $800 - $1,200
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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LOT 140

Baining Dance Headdress

New Britain, Bismarck Archipelago, Papua New Guinea

barkcloth, pigments and fibre

Measurements:
height 120 cm
  • EStimate $500 - $700
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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LOT 155

Suspension Hook

Papua New Guinea

wood and natural earth pigments

Measurements:
height 52 cm
  • EStimate $500 - $700
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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
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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
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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
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LOT 159

Four Legged Orator’s Stool

Papua New Guinea

wood

Measurements:
height 56 cm
  • EStimate $200 - $400
  • sold $660 Incl BP
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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2
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
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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
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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
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LOT 171

Suspension Hook

Papua New Guinea

wood and natural earth pigments

Measurements:
height 61 cm
  • EStimate $600 - $800
  • sold $660 Incl BP
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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
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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
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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
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LOT 175

Collection of Melanesian Bowls

wood, with carved geometric motifs (11)

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

Collection of Carved Pestles

Papua New Guinea

wood (10)

Measurements:
approx. height 15 cm
  • EStimate $300 - $500
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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
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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
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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
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LOT 180

Two Fertility Figures, Indonesia

Sumba Island

wood, comprising a male and a female (2)

Measurements:
height 89 cm
  • EStimate $800 - $1,200
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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
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LOT 182

Witch Doctor Top Hat

Papua New Guinea

fibre and feathers

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

Assorted Betel Nut Mortars

Papua New Guinea

wood (QTY)

Measurements:
approx. height 16 cm
  • EStimate $500 - $700
  • sold $2,640 Incl BP
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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3
LOT 190

Assorted Indian textiles

hand stitched cotton (3)

Measurements:
approx. 200 x 200 cm
  • EStimate $100 - $200
  • sold $480 Incl BP
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5
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
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