An anthropomorphic malagan carving, totok, New Ireland, 84cm high
Lot 274
An anthropomorphic malagan carving, totok, New Ireland, 84cm high
Sold for £5,000 (US$ 7,307) inc. premium


Lot Details
An anthropomorphic malagan carving, totok
An anthropomorphic malagan carving, totok, New Ireland, 84cm high An anthropomorphic malagan carving, totok, New Ireland, 84cm high An anthropomorphic malagan carving, totok, New Ireland, 84cm high An anthropomorphic malagan carving, totok, New Ireland, 84cm high
New Ireland
the standing figure with sea-snail opercula eyes and detachable arms, painted in red, white and black and carved with elbaorate headdress, arm and apron ornaments, 84cm high

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  • Provenance: Collected by the vendor's great grandfather in the mid 19th Century during his travels in Melanesia, and thence by descent.

    Compare this carving with a fine example in the Musee Barbier-Mueller with detachable arms formerly in the collection of the grand duke of Baden, the Volkerkundeliche Sammlungen der Stadt Mannheim and Arthur Speyer Collection (Berlin). Another in the Linden Museum and a third sold at auction formerly in the collections of Elhuard, Ratton, Vlaminck and Verite.
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