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驚鴻一瞥:克里斯托弗·科內及史丹利·J·西格的鄉間別墅收藏

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Kerala, South India
'SERPENT' CANOE (IRUTTUKKUTTI VALLAM)
the interior relief carved with stylised canoes together with bespoke leather hanging straps specially commissioned by Stanley Seeger after the present lot had been acquired from the below
softwood
length: 410cm., 161½in.
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來源

Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris
David Sylvester (1924–2001)
Sotheby's London, The David Sylvester Collection, 26 February 2002, lot 30

相關資料

This canoe is of a type which have been locally made for many generations. The timber employed, wood from the jack fruit tree, was bound with coconut coir and then sealed with fish oil and pitch. This treatment made these vessels lightweight, watertight tight and hydrodynamic.

驚鴻一瞥:克里斯托弗·科內及史丹利·J·西格的鄉間別墅收藏

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