A Solomon Islands figural canoe prow
Lot 1407
A Solomon Islands figural canoe prow
Sold for US$ 25,850 inc. premium
Lot Details
Property from Palm Springs Art Museum, sold to benefit the Acquisitions Fund
A Solomon Islands figural canoe prow
Depicting a guardian figurehead with high domed crown and smoothly rounded coiffure, having pointed ears, protruding jaw, a pierced septum and parted lips, shallow incisions about the face with faint remains of red pigment, a horseshoe-form base supporting the chin, mother-of-pearl insets in the eyes and to outline the base, earring suspensions of tiny teeth, a vertical bar at back pierced for suspension.
height 7 1/2in
See illustration

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    ex-Admiral and Mrs. French Moore collection
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