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

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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
Note:
"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
Provenance:
Chris & Anna Thorpe, Sydney
H 52 cm
Estimate $4,000-6,000

Sold for $4,000

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