Lot 223 - The Todd Barlin Collection Part III Oceanic Art - Sale as0569

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Lot 223
A Pair of Fine Old Figures, Bougainville Island, PNG, c. 1930s,
carved in a sensitive naturalistic style depicting a family, the father holding a toddler to his chest, the other figure his pregnant wife
Note:
The carver is almost certainly the same hand as seen in Varilaku: Pacific Arts from The Solomon Islands 2011, NGA, Canberra pp 54-55which was collected in 1933 in The Queensland Museum Collection

H 53-54 cm
Estimate $10,000-15,000

Sold for $10,000

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