ABELAM ANCESTRAL SPIRIT FIGURE (NGWALNDU)
ABELAM ANCESTRAL SPIRIT FIGURE (NGWALNDU)
ABELAM ANCESTRAL SPIRIT FIGURE (NGWALNDU)
ABELAM ANCESTRAL SPIRIT FIGURE (NGWALNDU)
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ABELAM ANCESTRAL SPIRIT FIGURE (NGWALNDU)

Estimate: 60,000 - 90,000 USD

ABELAM ANCESTRAL SPIRIT FIGURE (NGWALNDU)

Estimate: 60,000 - 90,000 USD

Lot Details

Description

ABELAM ANCESTRAL SPIRIT FIGURE (NGWALNDU)


East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea

Wood, encrusted patina

Height: 84 in (213.4 cm)

Condition Report

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Cataloguing

Provenance

Harry A. Franklin, Beverly Hills, acquired by 1960


PUBLISHED

The Lang Art Galleries, ed., The Primitive Arts of the Sepik River, New Guinea, from the Collection of Mr. Harry A. Franklin, Beverly Hills, California, Claremont, 1960, n.p., cat. no. 3079

Ralph C. Altman et al., Art of New Guinea: Sepik, Maprik and Highlands, Los Angeles, 1967, p. 64, cat. no. 219

George R. Ellis, Oceanic Art: A Celebration of Form, San Diego, 2009, p. 32, cat. no. 11

Exhibited

The Lang Art Galleries, Scripps College, Claremont, The Primitive Arts of the Sepik River, New Guinea, October 18 - December 17, 1960

The Ethnic Art Galleries, University of California, Los Angeles, Art of New Guinea: Sepik, Maprik and Highlands, November 6 - December 30, 1967; additional venue: University Art Museum, University of Texas at Austin, circa April 1 - 30, 1968

San Diego Museum of Art, Oceanic Art: A Celebration of Form, January 31, 2009 - January 3, 2010

Pacific Art from the Collection of Harry A. Franklin
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