Lot 203 - The Todd Barlin Collection Part III Oceanic Art - Sale as0569

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Lot 203
A Superb Finely Carved Dance Club, Bougainville Island, 19th Century,
both sides carved with a dancing ancestor figure in the unique Bougainville or Buka Island Style, figures interspaced with incised triangular shapes, alternating black & red ochre on a white ground, giving the paddle a feeling of movement
Provenance:
Collected by the US Navy during WWII, given to the Denver Fine Art Museum, deaccessioned
H 182 cm
Estimate $4,000-6,000

Sold for $4,400

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