Iatmul Headrest, East Sepik Province, Middle Sepik River, Papua New Guinea
Lot 6
Iatmul Headrest, East Sepik Province, Middle Sepik River, Papua New Guinea
US$ 8,000 - 12,000
€6,800 - 10,000

African and Oceanic Art

5 Dec 2017, 13:00 PST

Los Angeles

Lot Details
Iatmul Headrest, East Sepik Province, Middle Sepik River, Papua New Guinea Iatmul Headrest, East Sepik Province, Middle Sepik River, Papua New Guinea Iatmul Headrest, East Sepik Province, Middle Sepik River, Papua New Guinea Iatmul Headrest, East Sepik Province, Middle Sepik River, Papua New Guinea
Iatmul Headrest, East Sepik Province, Middle Sepik River, Papua New Guinea
Wood, cane
length 20in (50.8cm)

Provenance
Museum Haus Völker und Kulturen, Saint Augustine, Germany (71.10.37)
Private Collection, France
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Finely carved, most likely without the use of metal tools, with each end of the head support with heads of classic Sepik River style, the underside with a central ridge running lengthwise and carved throughout the entire surface with linear and geometric design, the cane legs wrapping around the edges and bound together by twisted cane, bearing the Museum's collection number "71.10.37" on the inside of one leg.
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