Lot 733

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**Papua New Guinea Ancestral Figure Ramu River, probably early 20th century, carved wood cult figure with shell and pigments, mounted on black base; H61", and base H20" W24" D15"

Provenance: Acquired from New Guinea Primitive Arts, Australia in 1989
Southern private collection

Other Notes: Accompanied by copy of the gallery description.

This Oceanic collection is the property of a Daniel Island, South Carolina private collector.
The collector became fascinated and intrigued by Oceanic Art while on a trip to New Zealand and Australia as the physician of the US Roller Skating Team in the late 1980's. On this trip, he made his first purchases of native Oceanic art from a German couple who owned Galleries Primitif in Syndey, Australia. The dealers had visited and acquired from Papua New Guinea's primitive tribes for decades.
After assembling his collection, it was shipped to Atlanta, Georgia. The High Museum provided advice for best display practices for these objects. The collector is now at the stage of downsizing, which necessitates the disposition of his collection.

  • custom made stand, supports well but should have another clip. base with seperation.

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September 17, 2021 11:00 AM EDT
West Columbia, SC, US

Charlton Hall

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