Lot 13 - The Todd Barlin Collection - Sale AS0213

 
Lot 13
Five Ancient Barava Ornament Pieces, Western Solomon Islands, 18th -19th Century; of the old figural type, two on stands.

Provenance: Tebbenham Collection. Tebbenham was on the Navy Ship the HSM Mohawk 1898 on a punitive expedition to the Western Solomon Islands due to head hunting raids on the neighbouring Islands.
Provenance: BL Hornshaw Collection (1878-1937); Hornshaw was an avid collector of Pacific and Australian Aboriginal artefacts, he received many of his pieces from people who lived and worked in the Pacific in the late 19th Century.
8 - 22cm (5)
Estimate $ 400-600

Sold for $2,800

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