Solomom Island Canoe Prow, Musu Musu
Lot 2026
Canoe Prow Ornament, Solomon Islands
Sold for US$ 4,880 inc. premium
Lot Details
Canoe Prow Ornament, Solomon Islands
height 5in (13cm)
nguzu nguzu, small, yet ambitiously carved with an elongated head with looped earrings resting on the shoulders, the curved arms leading to hands holding a small object on which rests the chin, the face characterized by a very pronounced jaw, a pointed nose and mouth ajar, almond-shaped eyes inset with mother-of-pearl shell below the crest of a high forehead extending in a cone reminiscent of a hat; fine black patina, light brown ears and cap, with red pigment in the mouth.

Provenance:
Joris Visser, Amsterdam (1997)

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  1. Fredric Backlar
    Specialist - African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art
    Bonhams
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