Lot: 38

Bird head ornament, early 20th century

Papua New Guinea - Upper Sepik, Iwam culture, Hauna village

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Douglas Newton (1920-2001), New York, USA (collected in 1970)
John & Marcia Friede, New York, USA
Michael Hamson, Palos Verdes, California, USA (label "MHMC-602")
H: 6.3 inch 700 EUR / 1400 EUR

wood, brown patina, traces of lime and red ochre, slightly dam. (eyes), traces of insect caused damage, crack/rest. at the bottom, metal base

Michael Hamson, Collecting New Guinea Art, o.O. 2013, p. 36, ill. 11