Antique Tribal Sculpture Papua New Guinea Middle Sepik Oceanic Lime ContainerAntique Tribal Sculpture Papua New Guinea Middle Sepik Oceanic Lime ContainerAntique Tribal Sculpture Papua New Guinea Middle Sepik Oceanic Lime ContainerAntique Tribal Sculpture Papua New Guinea Middle Sepik Oceanic Lime ContainerAntique Tribal Sculpture Papua New Guinea Middle Sepik Oceanic Lime ContainerAntique Tribal Sculpture Papua New Guinea Middle Sepik Oceanic Lime ContainerAntique Tribal Sculpture Papua New Guinea Middle Sepik Oceanic Lime Container

Antique late 19th – early 20th century, Oceanic Meddle Sepik, Papua-New Guinea, Iatmul People Lime Container. DETAILS: skillfully carved wooden finial in the form of the standing bird, painted in white, black and red, mounted on the hollowed out bamboo staff with cane bands.

CONDITION: no repairs or restoration, minor loss of paint, small crack and minor chips in finial, as visible in photo, beautiful age patina.

DIMENSIONS: Overall length including the bamboo pole: 96cm (37 1/2 in). Length of the wooden sculpture: 40,7cm (16in).

REFERENCES: "OCEANIC ART" by A. Mayer this is a lime container with finial from the Iatmul People, Middle Sepkik, Papua New Guinea (p. 231, object # 246). A related Lime Containers are in the Burke Museum of Natural History and in Culture and Honolulu Academy of Arts.

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Item ID: T4

Antique Tribal Sculpture Papua New Guinea Middle Sepik Oceanic Lime Container

$1,700 USD

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