CLARKE and CLARKE Art + Artifacts
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Oceanic : Artifacts : Pre 1950 item #993679 (stock #TI-45pg)
CLARKE & CLARKE Art + Artifacts
$295.00
A betel nut crusher with a well carved wood handle depicting a Demon. Nice patina on the iron crusher blade. Some wear from use and very slight cracking on the handle but in overall good condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Oceanic : Artifacts : Pre 1950 item #1248722 (stock #TNG-054-lm)
CLARKE & CLARKE Art + Artifacts
$800.00
A large and gracefully formed, boat shaped wood bowl. Carved from one piece of wood this piece is a work of art. With spirit figures at the mid section and some what fish shaped figures on each side of the end portion this bowl is quietly understated. Nice patine with interior encrustation. As shown there is modest rim loss and a short crack.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Oceanic : Artifacts : Pre 1950 item #1011966 (stock #TNG-538.sf)
CLARKE & CLARKE Art + Artifacts
$1,150.00
A very striking chest ornament, or pectoral worn by men during certain festivals in the Wihgi Valley, Western Highlands, usually associated with the killing of a large number of pigs which are roasted and eaten. This is a fine old tribal piece from the Mark Siedler collection. Siedler lived in New Guinea in the 1970's managing a hotel there. He became very intrigued by the culture and amassed a large, well chosen collection. We were fortunate to acquire a few items from him over a decade ago...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Oceanic : Artifacts : Pre 1950 item #1012000 (stock #TNG-591.sf)
CLARKE & CLARKE Art + Artifacts
$700.00
The original purpose of the Kara-Ut seems to have been to provide protection to the wearer and to at the same time frighten the enemy. When going into battle the Abelam warrior would bite the piece to hold it firmly in his mouth. The tusks are said to symbolize the strength and bravery of the boar. Kara means boar or pig and Ut means net bag. The body of the figure contains magic in the form of herbs and leaves that are thought to protect the wearer...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Oceanic : Artifacts : Pre 1950 item #994049 (stock #TNG4scm)
CLARKE & CLARKE Art + Artifacts
$995.00
Arawe People, south coastal region of the Island of New Britain, Papua New Guinea. A war shield composed of three bowed planks bound together by rattan cane. Low relief carved and painted on the front and painted on the back. Wear at the top and bottom faces and leading edges. The paint shows some wear but is in good condition as the shield and its cane bindings. 59"H. and 13"W.