IATMUL SLIT GONG BEATER
IATMUL SLIT GONG BEATER
IATMUL SLIT GONG BEATER
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IATMUL SLIT GONG BEATER

Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 USD

IATMUL SLIT GONG BEATER

Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 USD

Lot Sold:2,000USD

Lot Details

Description

IATMUL SLIT GONG BEATER


Middle Sepik River, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea

Wood, pigments

Length: 26 in (66 cm)

Condition Report

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Cataloguing

Provenance

Harry A. Franklin, Beverly Hills, acquired by the 1960s

Catalogue Note

Used to play large and elaborately decorated slit gongs, certain slit gong beaters, such as the present lot, are intricately carved and decorated objects which stand as works of art in their own right.

Pacific Art from the Collection of Harry A. Franklin
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