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An important Sepik River region votive stone sculpture

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Oceanic: Sculpture: Pre 1900   item# 1227712 (stock# P28481)

An important Sepik River region votive stone sculpture
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michael cichon tribal arts
941.224.0440


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Ritually used lithic material is seldom found in Oceanic Art, especially examples originating from Papua New Guinea. This stone object is highly patinated and weathered, showing an orangish undertone layered on top with a deep black-brown, somewhat shiny surface. It was carefully carved on each side with profile, janus images of two anthropomorphic beings. It seems to have been extensively handled as if in ceremony or divination. The sculpture has an aura of antiquity. Conservatively, I will sa ...click for details


A fine Fijian throwing club (I ula drisi)

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Oceanic: Weapons: Pre 1900   item# 1193599 (stock# F77c)

A fine Fijian throwing club (I ula drisi)
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michael cichon tribal arts
941.224.0440


$1,650.00...further provenance on request 

Classic example carved from shrub root with two sets of radiating lobes on the head. The straight handle is further decorated with incised zig-zag design (tavatava) and has been pierced to accept a carrying cord. 19th century. Approximately 17" in length. Very fine condition with lustrous, deep, aged patina. Provenance: T.Wilson, Cape Canaveral, FL, since the 1970's


A Papua New Guinea stone-carved wooden bullroarer

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Oceanic: Sculpture: Pre 1920   item# 1009937 (stock# P88510)

A Papua New Guinea stone-carved wooden bullroarer
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michael cichon tribal arts
941.224.0440


$1,000.00... further provenance on request 

A fine, old, hardwood example of a bullroarer carved from a salvaged canoe paddle. The organic, polychrome pigments have nicely mellowed over time, and the backside of this board retains a smoothly polished, dark, shiny patina from many years of use as a canoe paddle. A small hole at the top was provided to suspend the bull roarer from a cord. A two-dimensional, somewhat symmetrical anthropomorphic image representing a transformational character associated with the ancestral and animal-spirit wo ...click for details

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