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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

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