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PNG Sepik River Wood Ancestor Carving, ex-Arnovick

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PNG Sepik River Wood Ancestor Carving, ex-Arnovick
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Papua New Guinea (PNG), early to mid-20th century CE. This is a wooden ancestor figure with both male and female characteristics, exaggerated facial features, and posed in a seated position. The Sepik River flows from the towering highlands to the north coast of New Guinea. The people who live along its 700 mile length are known as some of the best wood carvers and sculptors in Oceania. Size: 2.75" W x 11" H (7 cm x 27.9 cm).

Provenance: Ex Peter Arnovick Collection, Los Altos CA

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#112114
Condition
Slight wear but shape and overall carving are very clear.
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PNG Sepik River Wood Ancestor Carving, ex-Arnovick

Estimate $400 - $600
Feb 16, 2016
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0338: PNG Sepik River Wood Ancestor Carving, ex-Arnovick

Sold for $850
18 Bids
Est. $400 - $600Starting Price $150
Ancient, Ethnographic Art | Arnovick, Piscopo
Feb 16, 2016 11:00 AM EST
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Description
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Papua New Guinea (PNG), early to mid-20th century CE. This is a wooden ancestor figure with both male and female characteristics, exaggerated facial features, and posed in a seated position. The Sepik River flows from the towering highlands to the north coast of New Guinea. The people who live along its 700 mile length are known as some of the best wood carvers and sculptors in Oceania. Size: 2.75" W x 11" H (7 cm x 27.9 cm).

Provenance: Ex Peter Arnovick Collection, Los Altos CA

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.

#112114
Condition
...
Slight wear but shape and overall carving are very clear.

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