Lot 220 - The Todd Barlin Collection Part III Oceanic Art - Sale as0569

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Lot 220
A Carved, Painted Eel Figure, Star Harbour Area, Markia Island, South East Solomon Islands, early 20th Century,
on custom stand
Note:
Likely a totemic figure which was kept in a Sacred Canoe House, where they kept sacred Bonito canoes, offering & feast bowls, carvings of fish & birds also hung in the canoe house
Provenance:
Collected by US Navy during WWII in the Solomon Islands, given to The Denver Fine Art Museum, deaccessioned
L 59 cm
Estimate $400-600

Sold for $220

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