Art Primitivo
Home Page Previous Page
Shopping Cart
My Account
Home Unsold Lots Closed Lots Retail Gallery Subscription
8/21/2019 3:12:21 AM

New to Arte Primitivo?
Register User Registration
Tutorials User Tutorials
Auction Rules Auction Rules

Browse Categories
Asian Art
Books (Relating to Items Offered)
Ethnographic and Tribal Art
Oceania (South Seas and New Guinea)
Native American (North America and Eskimo)
The Americas (Amazon)
Indonesia and the Philippines
Pre-Columbian Art

Arte Primitivo Communications
Want to be notified about upcoming auctions? Sign Up for our auction alert!
Request Catalogue
E-mail Us
Suggestion Box
product details
Auction Closes At: 10:41:00 05/23/2011
Time Remaining: Closed
Lot# & Name: 013. Large Iatmul Canoe Shield
Estimate: $2,000-$3,000
Current High Bid: $1,400.00
Auction Closed(Final Price) $1,400.00

Category: Ethnographic and Tribal Art
Sub Category: Oceania (South Seas and New Guinea)
Culture or Country: Middle Sepik River, New Guinea.
Period: --
Size: 51H. at highest point. 42H. at center. 67 W. at widest point

Description: Canoe prow utilitarian ornament designed to protect the passengers of the vessel physically as well as from harmful spirits. In large v-form, with a central ovoid mask, having open eyes and circular mouth, horn perforated through nasal septum, flanked by extended angular planks and crescentic form above, mounted on a wood framework lashed together with rattan fiber and cassowary feathers along some edges. Some losses, left extension composed of separated pieces. For a very similar example see : "The Arts of the South Pacific" by Jean Guiart, illustrated on page 131 as illustration # 97, Basel Museum.
Provenance: Estate of Dr. Ruth Lax, NYC., acquired from Brook Street Gallery, Ltd., London, 1978 for $12,500.
Shipping Fee:
National: $175.00
International: $325.00 (This is approximate and for Postal Service. Prices may vary, especially for private carriers such as: FEDEX, UPS and BAX).

Large Iatmul Canoe Shield

BIDDER BID QTY Original Bid Time
1. Shop $1,400.00 1 5/23/2011 3:56:17 AM
2. Primigenius $1,350.00 1 5/23/2011 10:34:55 AM
3. Ngala $1,250.00 1 5/23/2011 10:32:38 AM

| Home | About Us | FAQs | Auction Rules | Contact Us | Legal Disclaimer | Privacy Policy |
Copyright © 2001 - 2019 Arte Primitivo, All Rights Reserved.