Lot 211 - The Todd Barlin Collection Part III Oceanic Art - Sale AS0569

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Lot 211
A Finely Carved Bonito with Shell Inlay, South East Solomon Islands, c.1930s,
on custom stand
Note:
Bonito or other similar tuna species are highly prized as a food source & part of the mythology in this area. Many parts of the Solomon Islands made carved wood fish as charms or amulets to encourage a large catch
L 80 cm
Estimate $800-1,200

Sold for $1,200

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