Fine African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art
12 May 2011, starting at 13:00 EDT.

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2001 Aboriginal Shield, Western Australia US$ 1,708
€1,232
£1,016
2005 Two Aboriginal Boomerangs, Australia US$ 793
€572
£471
2008 Batak Ammunition Holder, North Sumatra US$ 1,342
€968
£798
2009 Mentawai Turtle Float, West Sumatra US$ 1,464
€1,056
£871
2011 Iban Measuring Stick, Pantu Area, Sarawak, Borneo US$ 1,220
€880
£725
2014 Flores Island Female Figure, Lesser Sundas US$ 1,708
€1,232
£1,016
2016 Korwar Canoe Prow, Northeast Irian Jaya US$ 610
€440
£362
2020 Hook Figure, Yiman(Yimar) Group, Korowori river, Middle Sepik, Papua New Guinea US$ 6,100
€4,402
£3,629
2023 Trobriand Island Dance Shield, Massim area, Papua New Guinea US$ 1,220
€880
£725
2024 Massim Fighting Club, New Guinea US$ 2,440
€1,761
£1,451
2025 New Caledonian Model of a House US$ 3,660
€2,641
£2,177
2026 Canoe Prow Ornament, Solomon Islands US$ 4,880
€3,522
£2,903
2027 Solomon Island Paddle US$ 1,037
€748
£616
2029 Ceremonial Staff, Solomon Islands US$ 1,464
€1,056
£871
2030 New Hebrides, Epi Island Club, Republic of Vanuatu US$ 3,538
€2,553
£2,104
2031 Malekula Island Fiber Circumcision Mask, Republic of Vanuatu US$ 610
€440
£362
2032 Three Micronesian Coral Pounders US$ 1,220
€880
£725
2033 Seven Mortlock Island Fish Hooks, Federated States of Micronesia US$ 20,740
€14,969
£12,339
2034 Stone Money, Yap State, Federated States of Micronesia US$ 10,370
€7,484
£6,169
2035 Nukoro Wood, Fiber and Shell Fish Trap, Federated States of Micronesia US$ 2,440
€1,761
£1,451
2036 Ten Books on Polynesia, Including a Group of 1830 Engravings of the Pacific US$ 366
€264
£217
2037 Fiji Islands Gunstock Club and Pineapple Club, Republic of Fiji Islands US$ 2,074
€1,496
£1,233
2038 Two Fiji Islands Throwing Clubs, Republic of the Fiji Islands US$ 2,074
€1,496
£1,233
2039 Large Fiji Islands Handled Scoop and Fighting Axe, Republic of the Fiji Islands US$ 1,220
€880
£725
2042 Massive Fiji Islands Rootstock Club, Republic of the Fiji Islands US$ 2,440
€1,761
£1,451
2043 Fiji Islands Stone Adze and Iron Adze, Republic of Fiji Islands US$ 1,037
€748
£616
2046 Fiji Islands Kava Bowl and Coconut Shell Drinking Cup, Republic of the Fiji Islands US$ 3,050
€2,201
£1,814
2047 Fiji Islands Ceremonial Fork, Republic of the Fiji Islands US$ 4,270
€3,081
£2,540
2049 Tongan Islands Ceremonial Dance Paddle, Kingdom of Tonga US$ 6,100
€4,402
£3,629
2051 Samoan Islands Club US$ 6,710
€4,843
£3,992
2052 Samoan Islands Club US$ 5,856
€4,226
£3,484
2053 Group of Samoan Material and History,
including a Samoan Dance Apron, a Porcelain Plate belonging to Robert Lewis Stevenson, and Te Rangi Hiroa (P.H. Buck), Samoan Material Culture, Bishop Museum, Honolulu, 1930
US$ 610
€440
£362
2055 Marquesian Stone Pounder, Marquesas Islands US$ 1,830
€1,320
£1,088
2056 Mangaian Pedestal Adze, Cook Islands US$ 6,100
€4,402
£3,629
2058 Maori Whalebone Club, New Zealand US$ 3,904
€2,817
£2,322
2059 Maori Long Staff, New Zealand US$ 1,952
€1,408
£1,161
2060 Maori Nephrite Neck Ornament, New Zealand,
together with a Maori Carte de Visite Photograph of a Maori Chief from the 1860's
US$ 18,300
€13,208
£10,887
2061 Queen Emma's Stone Poi Pounder, Hawaiian Islands, together with a Carte de Visite photograph of Queen Emma, Brady Studios, New York, 1865 US$ 8,540
€6,163
£5,080
2062 Memoires of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, Vol. II - No. 2
Old Hawaiian Carvings
Bishop Museum Press, Honolulu, 1906
US$ 488
€352
£290
2064 Basalt Priest's Bowl, Kapuahikuni Anā'Anā, Hawaiian Islands US$ 3,050
€2,201
£1,814
2065 Hawaiian Islands Bowl US$ 6,710
€4,843
£3,992
2066 Group of Seven Fishhooks, Hawaiian Islands US$ 3,416
€2,465
£2,032
2067 Large Shallow Bowl, Hawaiian Islands US$ 2,440
€1,761
£1,451
2068 Group of Seven Fishhooks, Hawaiian Islands US$ 3,660
€2,641
£2,177
2069 Hawaiian Kapa Cloth Specimens,
together with
Kaeppler, Adrienne L. Phd., Kapa, Hawaiian Bark Cloth, Bishop Museum Press, Honolulu, 1980
US$ 585
€422
£348
2071 Nelson Rockefeller's Personal Bound Set of the publications by The Museum of Primitive Art, 1957 - 1969 US$ 4,880
€3,522
£2,903
2074 Malinke Mask, Mali US$ 14,640
€10,566
£8,710
2076 Dogon Ceremonial Adze, Mali US$ 610
€440
£362
2082 Nuna/Gurunsi Mask, Burkina Faso US$ 4,270
€3,081
£2,540
2085 Gola Helmet Mask, Liberia US$ 3,050
€2,201
£1,814
2086 Dan/Bassa Passport Mask, Liberia US$ 793
€572
£471
2089 Fanti Figural Comb, Ghana US$ 1,830
€1,320
£1,088
2091 Dan Anthropomorphic Spoon, Ivory Coast US$ 2,440
€1,761
£1,451
2093 Dan Mask, Ivory Coast US$ 2,440
€1,761
£1,451
2094 Dan Mask, Ivory Coast US$ 976
€704
£580
2095 Senufo Helmut Mask, Ivory Coast US$ 4,880
€3,522
£2,903
2098 Baule Female Figure, Ivory Coast US$ 17,080
€12,327
£10,161
2099 Two Ashanti Fertility Dolls, Ghana US$ 1,464
€1,056
£871
2101 Montol Standing Figure, Nigeria US$ 3,050
€2,201
£1,814
2102 Yoruba Shango Staff, Nigeria US$ 1,708
€1,232
£1,016
2103 Mumuye Ancestor Figure, Nigeria US$ 9,760
€7,044
£5,806
2105 Jen or Mambila Terracotta Female Figure, Nigeria/Cameroon US$ 1,220
€880
£725
2109 Ekoi or Ejaghan Headcrest, Nigeria US$ 1,464
€1,056
£871
2110 Igbo Mask, Nigeria US$ 549
€396
£326
2111 Ekoi/Ejagham Head Crest, Nigeria US$ 2,684
€1,937
£1,596
2113 Fon Power Figure, Benin US$ 10,370
€7,484
£6,169
2116 Luba Female Figure, Democratic Republic of the Congo US$ 6,100
€4,402
£3,629
2118 Lega Human Bust, Democratic Republic of the Congo US$ 1,342
€968
£798
2120 Lega Ivory Mask, Democratic Republic of the Congo US$ 9,150
€6,604
£5,443
2123 Luba Pendant, Democratic Republic of the Congo US$ 915
€660
£544
2125 Luba Pendant, Democratic Republic of the Congo US$ 3,904
€2,817
£2,322
2126 Luba Pendant, Democratic Republic of the Congo US$ 1,708
€1,232
£1,016
2127 Luba Pendant, Democratic Republic of the Congo US$ 9,150
€6,604
£5,443
2135 Pende Maternity Figure, Democratic Republic of the Congo US$ 8,540
€6,163
£5,080
2136 Pere Figure, Democratic Republic of the Congo US$ 8,540
€6,163
£5,080
2137 Salampasu Woven Mask, Democratic Republic of the Congo US$ 1,830
€1,320
£1,088
2138 Songye Power Figure, Democratic Republic of the Congo US$ 3,050
€2,201
£1,814
2139 Songye Neckrest, Democratic Republic of the Congo US$ 2,684
€1,937
£1,596
2149 Yaka Janus Figure, Democratic Republic of the Congo US$ 3,050
€2,201
£1,814
2152 Kamba Plack, Kenya US$ 610
€440
£362
2154 Pair of Kusu Copper Currencies, Gabon or Republic of Congo US$ 488
€352
£290
2155 Kwele Iron Currency Blade, Gabon or Republic of Congo US$ 512
€369
£304
2156 Two Idoma Iron Currency Blades, Nigeria US$ 671
€484
£399
2157 Two Sara People Iron Blade Currencies, Chad US$ 1,708
€1,232
£1,016
2158 Ngbaka Iron Currency Blade, Democratic Republic of Congo US$ 976
€704
£580
2159 Lombo or Lokele Iron Currency Blade, Democratic Republic of Congo US$ 671
€484
£399
2160 Verre Brass, Fiber and Cloth Waist Ornament, Cameroon US$ 610
€440
£362
2161 Falli Iron Currency Blade, Nigeria/Cameroon US$ 610
€440
£362
2162 Kwele Iron Currency Blade, Gabon or Republic of Congo US$ 671
€484
£399
2164 Baule Brass, Copper and Blue Trade-Bead Necklace, Ivory Coast US$ 976
€704
£580
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