Lot 225 - The Todd Barlin Collection Part III Oceanic Art - Sale AS0569


Lot 225
A Figure of a Toddler, Star Harbour Area, Makira Island, South East Solomon Islands, late 19th Century,
carved in the form of a chubby baby boy, fully tattooed face & wearing chiefly ornaments, realistic blonde coconut fibre hair, many Solomon Islands children had blonde hair either through genetics or sun bleaching
"close inspection reveals the true age of this figure, with lettering to base: C14." Todd Barlin
See Vavilaku: Pacific Arts from the Solomon Islands Catalogue, NGA 2007 pp 50 for similar
Chris & Anna Thorpe, Sydney
H 52 cm
Estimate $4,000-6,000

Sold for $4,000

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