Lot 219 - The Todd Barlin Collection - Sale AS0213

 
Lot 219
Two Old Geelvink Bay Canoe Ornaments, field collected in Wandaman Bay, North Coast West Papua, 1985; these finely carved canoe ornaments were from a large war canoe that is no longer made, they were kept as memories of the grandparents and great grandparents that once made them. They are also used as a bride price wealth object for exchanges.

*See Field Photo. Field Photos Copyright Todd Barlin and The South Australian Museum.
90cm each (2)
Estimate $ 400-600

Sold for $950

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