Lot 224 - The Todd Barlin Collection Part III Oceanic Art - Sale as0569

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Lot 224
A Fine Early Carved Figure of a Young Woman, Bougainville Island , PNG, c.1930s,
carved in a sensitive naturalistic style, the figure is standing on a rounded base, her arms held to her sides, on a custom-made stand
The carver is almost certainly the same hand as Bougainville Island figures shown in the exhibition "Varilaku: Pacific Arts from The Solomon Islands" 2011
Provenance: Chris & Anna Thorpe, Sydney
H 32 cm

LITERATURE:
Howarth, Crispin. & Waite, Deborah. Varilaku: Pacific Arts from the Solomon Islands. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 2011
Estimate $1,200-1,500

Sold for $2,200

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