An Abelam ancestral figure, with outstretched arms and feet in squatting position. One arm fixed with nails, split to front torso and other minor chips. A/F. East Sepik Province,Papua New Guinea, 77 cm
Maramba ancestral mask, profusely carved and decorated with natural earth ochres and fibre tassels, and cowrie shell eyes.. Provenance: ex. Collection of the University of New South Wales, Maramba village, Sepik river region,Papua New Guinea, 64 x 20 cm
Sepik ancestral hook, with a face to one side and a inset lug to rear for suspension. Unusual figure design on verso. Used to hang bilum bags away from the depredations of rats. Glossy patina. Provenance: ex. Christensen collection, 69 x 19 cm
A Malangan figure, profusely carved and decorated with polychrome designs, inset shell eyes and some remnant hair inserts. Base in the form of a lug for display during Malangan. Provenance, Stanley & Co. Auctioneers, Sydney, August 18, 2003, Lot 225, R
Malagan mask, ex. Sir Russell Drysdale Estate, in light wood extensively carved with two side panels and fibre hair, shell eyes. Side pieces have had dowelling inserts attached. A/F, New Ireland,Papua New Guinea, height 78 cm. Provenance: ex. Sir Russell D
An Asmat carving from Irian Jaya. Collected in 2008, a relief carved panel with patterns in natural dark and near white colours on brown, with a barbed spear motif to the centre and surmounted by the figure of a dog. Length 98 cm
We do not automatically renew subscriptions, however you will be contacted prior to the expiry date and you may choose to renew if you wish.
We offer library subscriptions at competitive rates for both in-library access via IP address and off-library access through EZproxy software or similar. One subscription covers all libraries in your group.