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Two Abelam ancestral figure, carved wood with natural earth pigment decoration. East Sepik Province, PNG, 62 cm

A female Abelam ancestral figure, with twin hornbills surmounting head. A/F, East Sepik Province, PNG, 68 cm

An Abelam ancestral figure, decorated with natural earth pigments. A/F, East Sepik Province, PNG, 120 cm

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, PNG, 77 cm

Abelam yam mask, woven figure and natural earth pigments. Used in the yam ceremony to promote the fertility of the crop. East Sepik Province, PNG, W. 34 cm

A West Papuan ancestral figure in the form of a korwar from the islands off the north west coast of New Guinea . Provenance: Private Collection of a former Australian Diplomat, West Papua

Trobriand Islands bowl figure, in classic squatting form with bowl. Incised design. Kiriwina, Trobriand Islands, PNG. Diameter 12 x 36 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, PNG, 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

Murik Lakes canoe prow, profusely carved with main strong browed bust and prominant nose.. Provenance: ex: Chris Boylan collection. Lower Sepik river region, PNG, 65 x 35 cm

Timbuwarra figure, woven fibre and natural earth pigments, Highlands region, PNG, 41 cm x 141 cm

Timbuwara figure, woven fibre and natural earth pigments, Highlands region, PNG, 66 cm x 150 cm

An ancestral bird figure, carved wood decorated with polychrome natural earth pigment design. On wooden base. Yamok village, Sepik river, East Sepik Province, PNG, height 63 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, PNG, height 78 cm. Provenance: ex. Sir Russell Drysdale coll

Geelvink Bay canoe prow, in the form of a figure surmounted by a frigate bird. Worn and with minor faults from use. West Papua, 48 cm

A ceremonial house lintel, Abelam people, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea , ochre on carved wood, 108 x 35 x 23 cm

A carving of an ancestor figure holding a snake, Massim Culture, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea , ochre on carved wood, 106 x 10 x 7 cm

An Abelum people ancestor figure, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea , carved wood on metal stand with wood block base, 145 x 24 x 25 cm

A Malu ceremonial board, middle Sepik river, Papua New Guinea , ochre on carved wood, 205 x 30 x 6 cm

Two various Massim wave Splitters. Both stylised animal form carved wood. Aged patina.

Two Trobriand Island wave Splitters. Carved & pierced wood; 1 painted; the other display mounted.

Early New Guinea Massim horn mortar & pestle. Intricately carved head & torso form mortar, & carved pestle. Provenance: Private Collection.

Papua New Guinea Yuat river wood figure. Figure of man. Remnants of ochre coating. Collected Papua New Guinea mid 1950s. Height 40 cm

Papua New Guinea Latmul large ancestor mask. Ovoid form, bird figure headdress, and shell inset eyes. Length 116 cm

Papua New Guinea Telefomin shield. Relief carved reserves filled with lime and ochre. Twin cane strap handles. Collected 1960s (Burns Philp employee). 163 x 51 cm

Papua New Guinea Yuat river mask. Carved and painted with shell eyes. Height 46 cm

Papua New Guinea Kawawari hook figure. Female form carving. Old losses. Height 90 cm

Papua New Guinea huon Gulf carved ancestor figure. Jamus head. Painted decoration. Height 93 cm

PNG carved painted wooden spirit house on stand measures 77 cm high

Two long carved Asmat carved Shields. The panel shaped shields with hand holds to the reverse, relief carved and with natural colours. Length 183 cm. And 178 cm

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

An Asmat carving from Irian Jaya. Collected in 2008, a relief carved panel surmounted by a traditionally posed ancestor figure. Length 95 cm

Old Papua New Guinea Asmat shield of a elongated form, incised carved symbols with natural ochre infill, lug handle to verso, approx. 166 cm high

Papua New Guinea Asmat carved board. Relief carved board with lime & ochre decoration. Length 149 cm

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