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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Oceanic : Artifacts : Pre 1920 item #1079155
Oceanica
$786.00
A fine and rare small aboriginal bowl. These coolamon were also used for digging and even as cradles for infants. This piece is well over 100 years old and appears to be made using stone tools. Rich patina and signs of use for digging, etc. Patina is much nicer than images show...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Oceanic : Sculpture : Pre 1960 item #1109847
Oceanica
$665.00
This item was collected in the field in the 1970's by an Australian patrol officer. It shows considerable age, so it was well used before being collected. Note the insect damage on the front, still has some remains of pigment. Very large and heavy, about 43" tall. Iatmul people, middle Sepik river Papua New Guinea. Great tribal item...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Oceanic : Artifacts : Pre 1910 item #1152769
Oceanica
$388.00
Purchased from Greg Hamson ( Michael Hamson's brother - Michael has been a dealer in oceanic art for almost 25 years mostly from New Guinea ). This is a fine example of an ancient bowl form the Lumi area Torricelli mountains in West Sepik province. it dates from the 19th century and has a great patina...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Oceanic : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1205249
Oceanica
$274.00
Once in a while and object comes along that stumps me completely. This is one of those. I am pretty sure that it is upper Sepik river, that is is mid-2oth century ( say about 1950 or so ), about 7 1/8" long with a nice brown patina and some wear. Now what was it for? It was sold to me as a canoe paddle terminal, which it could be, but it is rather delicate, and the " base " has the same patina as the rest of the piece. I suspect it was used as a charm or amulet or decoration of some kind...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Oceanic : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1205254
Oceanica
$1438.00
This is a rare bird! I believe it is a figural stopper, and dates to the early 20th century, or possibly earlier. These stoppers were used in the top of ceremonial turmeric and lime containers. This one depicts a frigate bird ( it can also be interpreted as a man with the typical munge dukna ceremonial head dress ). I have never seen one of these that is this detailed in terms of the pattern on the back of the frigate bird's head...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Oceanic : Artifacts : Pre 1920 item #1207224
Oceanica
$742.00
Fine and rare Teptep area wood drum, excellent example great patina and wear on the handle from long term use. Early 20th century...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Oceanic : Artifacts : Pre 1920 item #1209247
Oceanica
$488.00
First quarter of the 20th century with nice dark encrusted patina, and minor wear. Unusual in that the crocodiles on the ends of the bowl have small animal figures ( probably cus cus possum ) on their noses...