SUPER HARDWOOD ANCESTOR,KERAM,EAST SEPIK- Boylan1356

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  • Item Category: Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Apr 15, 2008
  • Channel: Auction House

SUPER HARDWOOD ANCESTOR,KERAM,EAST SEPIK- Boylan1356
THIS LOT IS FROM THE OCEANIC COLLECTION OF ED BOYLAN .AN AVID COLLECTOR AND TRADER OF NEW GUINEA ART . IN THE 1970'S . HE BECAME INVOLVED WITH THE PAULIAN MISSIONARY SOCIETY IN PNG, DURING THIS TIME AND OVER A PERIOD OF 30 YEARS HE AMASSED AN EXTRORDINARY COLLECTION OF NEW GUINEA MATERIAL CULTURE ALL OF WHICH WAS AQUIRED DIRECTLY IN THE FIELD .MANY OF HIS ACQUISITIONS HAVE FOUND THEIR WAY INTO MUSEUMS AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS IN AUSTRALIA AND THE REST OF THE WORLD. WE HAVE JUST ACQUIRED THE LAST 2000 PLUS OBJECTS FROM HIS COLLECTION , MANY OF WHICH HAVE BEEN STORED IN BOXES THAT HAVE LAIN UNOPENED FOR DECADES .WE WILL BE LISTING MOST OF THESE OBJECTS ON EBAY IN THE COMING MONTHS. HAPPY TRIBAL HUNTING!! REMARKABLE LARGE HARDWOOD LONGNOSED ANCESTRAL SPIRIT, KAMBOT VILLAGE, KERAM RIVER, EAST SEPIK PROVINCE, PAPUA NEW GUINEA Size:31 1/2inches, [80cm] CHIP CARVED PATTERNS ON THE HEADDRESS AND LOIN CLOTH INSET WITH WHITE LIME, THE REST PAINTED WITH OCHRE, SOME STABLE SPLITTING [SEE PHOTOGRAPHS] THIS FINELY CARVED PIECE HAS A GREAT PRESENCE [IT IS VERY HEAVY] We accept Paypal or direct Bank Deposit..Buyer pays all shipping and handling.