Massim Figurative Betel Mortar, kai du, and Pestle, kai mil, Gawa Island, Papua New Guinea
Lot 49
Massim Figurative Betel Mortar, kai du, and Pestle, kai mil, Gawa Island, Papua New Guinea
US$ 800 - 1,200
€580 - 870
Auction Details
Oceanic Art San Francisco
11 Feb 2012 7:00 PST

Auction 20157
Lot Details
Massim Figurative Betel Mortar, kai du, and Pestle, kai mil, Gawa Island, Papua New Guinea 1
height of Mortar 7 1/4in (18.5cm); length of Pestle 12in (30.5cm)
each intricately carved with janus figures.

Provenance:
Michael Hamson, California
Private Collection, Chicago

Published:
Hamson, Michael and Richard Aldridge, Art of the Massim and Collingwood Bay, 2009, fig. 48.
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