Lot 42 - The Todd Barlin Collection Part III Oceanic Art - Sale as0569


Lot 42
A Large Ceremonial Sago Stirrer, Huon Gulf Area, Early 20th Century,
finely carved from a single piece of hardwood, both sides with a stylized snake totem & an ancestor's head in high relief
Collected by the geologist Peter Austin, who was working in the Sepik area in 1965-66
L 125 cm

Part of the Peter Austin Collection was sold to the Royal Ontario Fina Art Museum in 1969:
Rogers,. Edward S. New Guinea: Big Man Island, Royal Ontario Museum, 1970
Estimate $500-700


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