All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Oceanic : Sculpture : Pre 1980 item #1306315 (stock #DD01)
michael cichon tribal arts
$1,250.00
Further provenance available on request
The slender, fluidly carved figure of a deceased male showing typical emphasis on the head and upper limbs. Such gracefully carved ironwood, or other tropical hardwood, ritual sculptures were created for the inauguration of a new men's house. They were often given the name of a recently departed relative, at which time they were believed to become animated with the essence of the deceased. From the central region of the Asmat world, Irian Jaya (Western New Guinea)...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Oceanic : Sculpture : Pre 1940 item #1300749 (stock #A92212)
michael cichon tribal arts
$1,500.00
Further provenance available
Known as a 'bapa' mask, this large, woven fiber helmet was worn by members of a secret society prior to male initiation ceremonies taking place. Its role was to frighten the women and children away from the area. Bapa masks were also supposed to allow the participating initiates to do their very best. These rattan creations are marvels of fiber weaving, blending basket-like forms and three-dimensional, openwork elements into surreal abstractions to fit over the head of the wearer...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Oceanic : Pottery : Pre 1970 item #1300064 (stock #M0606)
Brian Page Antiques
£1,200.00
LARGE Chambri / Aibom Pottery Jar - Papua New Guinea (Ex. 1970's Collection)

This rare pottery jar was part of a large collection of artifacts collected from the region of the Sepik River, Papau New Guinea in the early 1970's. Most of the collection comprised wooden artifacts, but there were also some much rarer pottery items that we were able to acquire...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Oceanic : Pottery : Pre 1970 item #1300063 (stock #M0605)
LARGE Chambri / Aibom Pottery Jar - Papua New Guinea (Ex. 1970's Collection)

This rare pottery jar was part of a large collection of artifacts collected from the region of the Sepik River, Papau New Guinea in the early 1970's. Most of the collection comprised wooden artifacts, but there were also some much rarer pottery items that we were able to acquire...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Oceanic : Pottery : Pre 1970 item #1300062 (stock #M0604)
LARGE Chambri / Aibom Pottery Jar - Papua New Guinea (Ex. 1970's Collection)

This rare pottery jar was part of a large collection of artifacts collected from the region of the Sepik River, Papau New Guinea in the early 1970's. Most of the collection comprised wooden artifacts, but there were also some much rarer pottery items that we were able to acquire...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Oceanic : Pottery : Pre 1970 item #1300061 (stock #M0603)
LARGE Chambri / Aibom Pottery Jar - Papua New Guinea (Ex. 1970's Collection)

This rare pottery jar was part of a large collection of artifacts collected from the region of the Sepik River, Papau New Guinea in the early 1970's. Most of the collection comprised wooden artifacts, but there were also some much rarer pottery items that we were able to acquire...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Oceanic : Pottery : Pre 1970 item #1300060 (stock #M0602)
LARGE Chambri / Aibom Pottery Jar - Papua New Guinea (Ex. 1970's Collection)

This rare pottery jar was part of a large collection of artifacts collected from the region of the Sepik River, Papau New Guinea in the early 1970's. Most of the collection comprised wooden artifacts, but there were also some much rarer pottery items that we were able to acquire...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Oceanic : Pottery : Pre 1970 item #1300059 (stock #M0719)
LARGE Chambri / Aibom Pottery Jar - Papua New Guinea (Ex. 1970's Collection)

This rare pottery jar was part of a large collection of artifacts collected from the region of the Sepik River, Papau New Guinea in the early 1970's. Most of the collection comprised wooden artifacts, but there were also some much rarer pottery items that we were able to acquire...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Oceanic : Sculpture : Pre 1950 item #1299020 (stock #T20282)
michael cichon tribal arts
$1,250.00
Further provenance available
Showing saurian-type features, the light weight wooden carving has a simulated chain-link opening on one end. Patina is well-worn, bleached and varied, yet was obviously cared for, attesting to its actual use. Early-mid 20th century. Of Melanesian origin, this is a larger example measuring 17 1/8"L x 3.25" W. Very fine condition. Provenance: Marc Lissauer, 1970's.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Oceanic : Pre 1940 item #1294070 (stock #TR4021)
Age: Early 20th century Origin: Solomoon Island Description: Solomon island mask decorated with feather all around. The face has been carved with distinctive Polo nation design and an aligator head carved at the top. Dimension: 12″ x 9″
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Oceanic : Pre 1980 item #1292565 (stock #TR4017)
Age: 20th Century. Origin: New Zealand. Description: Elaborate and precious native mask hand-carved from tortoise’ shell and adorned with feathers. Dimension: 12″l x 10″w
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Oceanic : Sculpture : Pre 1950 item #1291167 (stock #03/30.15)
Mid 20th Century, collected in 1970's, this figure comes from the Lower Sepik River area where it meets the Bismark Sea. Murik Lakes is a combination of fresh and salt water lakes, in the Lower Sepik River Region of Papua New Guinea. This female amulet figure of a woman and child, it finely carved from dark wood, she is holding a baby, possibly just given birth, it could be the placenta between her legs...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Oceanic : Pottery : Pre 1970 item #1290343 (stock #M0597)
Rare Chambri / Aibom Pottery Jar - Papua New Guinea (Ex. 1970's Collection)

This rare pottery jar was part of a large collection of artifacts collected from the region of the Sepik River, Papau New Guinea in the 1970's. Most of the collection comprised wooden artifacts, but there were also some much rarer pottery items that we were able to acquire...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Oceanic : Pottery : Pre 1970 item #1290339 (stock #M0595)
Tall Chambri / Aibom Pottery Jar - Papua New Guinea (Ex. 1970's Collection)

This rare pottery jar was part of a large collection of artifacts collected from the region of the Sepik River, Papau New Guinea in the 1970's. Most of the collection comprised wooden artifacts, but there were also some much rarer pottery items that we were able to acquire...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Oceanic : Pottery : Pre 1970 item #1290338 (stock #M0594)
Rare Chambri / Aibom Pottery Jar - Papua New Guinea (Ex. 1970's Collection)

This rare pottery jar was part of a large collection of artifacts collected from the region of the Sepik River, Papau New Guinea in the 1970's...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Oceanic : Pottery : Pre 1970 item #1290336 (stock #M0593)
Rare Chambri / Aibom Pottery Jar - Papua New Guinea (Ex. 1970's Collection)

This rare pottery jar was part of a large collection of artifacts collected from the region of the Sepik River, Papau New Guinea in the 1970's. Most of the collection comprised wooden artifacts, but there were also some much rarer pottery items that we were able to acquire. This particular jar is from the village of Aibom which is the only village in this region to have clay suitable for this type of pottery, albeit ...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Oceanic : Pottery : Pre 1970 item #1290332 (stock #M0600)
Rare Chambri / Aibom Large Pottery Dish - Papua New Guinea (Ex. 1970's Collection)

This large pottery dish was part of a large collection of artifacts collected from the region of the Sepik River, Papau New Guinea in the 1970's. Most of the collection comprised wooden artifacts, but there were also some much rarer pottery items that we were able to acquire. It is from the village of Aibom which is the only village in this region to have clay suitable for this type of pottery, albeit a coarse...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Oceanic : Sculpture : Pre 1960 item #1287834 (stock #M30971)
michael cichon tribal arts
$1,250.00
Further provenance on request
Made from a hardwood, this somewhat heavy, monoxylous drum has been precisely carved with S-scroll patterns and fish imagery typical of the Massim region of Papua New Guinea. Three large cowrie shells are attached to the handle and lend a contrasting, sharp, rattling sound to the deep, growling tone of the drum. Measuring 27 5/8"H x 5 5/8"D, in very fine, still playable condition. Mid-20th century. Provenance: Andrew Tilden, New Orleans, LA.