Lot 204 - The Todd Barlin Collection Part III Oceanic Art - Sale as0569

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Lot 204
Offering Bowl, Star Harbour Area, Makira Island, The Solomon Islands, c.1950s,
Finely carved from a single piece of wood and decorated with many nautilus shell inlays, offering bowls like this were kept in the sacred canoe house where the bones of ancestors were kept, and were used to receive offerings of food & tobacco.
L 67 cm
Estimate $600-800

Sold for $400

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