Fish Hook, Tami Island, Papua New Guinea
Lot 50Y
Fish Hook, Tami Island, Papua New Guinea
Sold for US$ 1,375 inc. premium
Auction Details
Oceanic Art San Francisco
11 Feb 2012 7:00 PST

Auction 20157
Lot Details
Fish Hook, Tami Island, Papua New Guinea
length 4 3/8in (11cm)
finely crafted from carved turtle (Chelonia mydas) shell bound to a carved white shell, possibly clam (Tridacna tevoroa) with sennit binding.

Provenance:
Field collected prior to Australian control in 1912
De-accessioned from a private museum (collection number written on hook)
Private American Collection

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