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Traditional Papuan shell and feather necklace on metal stand, approx 40 cm high including stand

Four Papua New Guinean clay food pots, eastern Sepik province, the largest 20 cm high, 23 cm diameter

A large Papua New Guinean clay 'Sero' style cooking pot, middle Sepik River origin, 55 cm high, 42 cm diameter

A traditional Papuan shell necklace on stand, 44 cm high

Traditional Papuan shell & feather necklace on metal stand, approx 42 cm high (including stand)

Traditional Papuan shell decorated necklace on stand, approx. 42 cm high including stand

Papua New Guinea bark cloth. Pounded bark rectangle with four lozenge repeat design. Collected, Sepik region, 1974. Provenance: Ex Keith black collection. 173 x 84 cm

Three old baskets & two lime Gourds, Admiralty Islands, [5]. Provenance: the late Nora Heysen (1913-2003) Australian Artist and daughter of the late Hans Heysen. Nora Heysen was in New Guinea in the 1940's and had a collection of Pacific Islands ar

Bridal wealth Veil / ornament (ambusap), middle Sepik river area, this finely woven and shell decorated ornament was worn on the head during bridal ceremonies and is also an important form of traditional shell wealth that are family heirlooms. It is made f

Two Lumi shell wealth Mats (poli), [2], Lumi area, Wape Culture, Torricelli Mountains, West Sepik Province, PNG, These important wealth objects were used as a currency during bride payments, they consist of hundreds of tiny nassa shells individually sewn i

A fine wealth Billum, Sepik river area, finely woven bush fibre string bag, ochre painted and highly decorated with shell wealth items, including: Nassa shells, Bailer shell, Cowrie shells and Conis shell discs. See the field photo of similar wealth billum

Three old Kina shells in original bark Wallets, Mendi Valley, Southern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea , [3], all fine early pre-European examples, 19th century. These were very important wealth objects with a long history of use in traditional exchan

Three old Marapai Charms, Papuan Gulf 19th century, [3], all finely incised with anthropomorphic faces and infill lime decoration. Provenance: James Tyrrell's Curios. Tyrrell was born in Sydney in 1875 and in 1888 started work for the Sydney bookshop A

Two finely carved Massim canoe wave Splitters, [2], both finely incised with stylised birds and other Massim designs (one has a small 10 cm repair). Provenance: David Baker collection. David Baker was serving President of the Oceanic Art Society until his

An early & fine Massim Sorcerers staff finial, late 19th century, carved from hardwood the finial has two finely carved full squatting figures back to back, the legs and arms all covered with incised spiral designs and infill lime decoration, below the

Splash board for a large Ocean Going canoe, Tami or Siassi Island, huon Gulf, Morobe Province, PNG.. Provenance: Collected by Peter Hallinan, 1982, on Tuam Island, Dampier Straits, Morobe Province, from the owner of the large ocean going canoe Aigilo, carv

Pay back doll Mendi Valley, Southern Highlands, PNG, a finely made fibre doll that is old enough to have been used for ritual purposes. In older times if a person was killed by an enemy, the family of the slain person would make an effigy of them and decor

Abelam lintel fragment (with three carved faces), a partial cult house lintel from an old Abelam cult house, collected in the Maprik area in the early 1970's. Provenance: Collected by the well known New Guinea field collector Barry Hoare in the 1970s /

Abelam lintel fragment (with two carved faces), a partial cult house lintel from an old Abelam cult house, collected in the Maprik area in the early 1970's. Provenance: Collected by the well known New Guinea field collector Barry Hoare in the 1970s / T

Gourd head, from Enga or Southern Highlands Province, this beautifully made and decorated display head was collected at the mount Hagen show in 1985. A similar example is in the Stan Moriarty collection at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, it was exhibit

Two old Zoomorphic Neckrests, [2], Okapa District Eastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea . Provenance: Collected by Peter Hallinan (1938-2015) in the 1970's. Peter was a well-known and respected field collector of New Guinea Art. See attached pho

Two old incised bamboo containers, Aitinyo area, Sorong District West Papua, [2], These are owned and used by women to save important wealth items such as bird of paradiseFeathers & ancient woven Textiles. These textiles were traded from the Sultan of

Bainning Tapa cloth, New Britain, mid 20th century or earlier, finely painted black and red designs. Provenance: Todd Barlin collection. 137 x 67 cm

Two old Conch shell Trumpets, [2], unknown pacific origin, possible New Guinea or Polynesia. The smaller one comes in its own woven bag and the larger with a finely woven rope handle with shell decoration. Provenance: Todd Barlin collection. Shells only 19

A fine old Massim Ghena wealth spatula, 19th century, PNG, in the Louisiade Archipelago there are crescent-shaped wealth Spatulas made of wood and turtle shell. Their primary purpose is to display a form of red shell money currency known as bagi. These wea

A fine old Massim Ghena wealth spatula, 19th century, PNG, in the Louisiade Archipelago there are crescent-shaped wealth Spatulas made of wood and turtle shell. Their primary purpose is to display a form of red shell money currency known as bagi. These wea

A large & fine Moka Kina plaque, Western Highlands, PNG, Moka Kina are a type of important traditional shell wealth consisting of a large gold lipped Kina shell embedded in resin on a wood base. They were used in bridal payments, funeral and wealth exc

A fine Dani warrior's bag & two Dani ornaments, West Papua, [3], only warriors of a certain age and status can wear this type of feathered bag on their back (see field photo). Dead birds is a 1963 documentary film by Robert Gardner about the Dani p

Traditional Papuan 'Teeth' necklace on metal stand, approx 44 cm high

Traditional Papuan shell and feather necklace on stand, approx 38 cm high

Traditional Papuan necklace on metal stand, approx 44 cm high including stand

Traditional Papuan necklace on metal stand, approx 70 cm high (including stand)

Walking stick, Bougainville Island, hardwood with shell inlaid eyes. 96 cm

An earthenware head, Papua New Guinea (mid-late twentieth century), earthenware, 13 cm high

Traditional Papuan shell necklace on a metal stand, approx 48 cm high

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