Lot 124: Pair of Peruvian Shipibo Dolls - Male & Female
October 27, 2016
Louisville, CO, USALive Auction
** A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this lot will benefit The Fowler Museum at UCLA **
Latin America, Peru, Lovedo Shipibo, ca. mid 20th century CE. A pair of Shipibo dolls including a standing barefoot male with short black hair and very naturalistic features, holding a staff wound with blue threads, wearing an ankle length light robe decorated with hand drawn Shipibo style geometric designs, and a double stranded necklace of white, red, and blue beads. Complementing this is a standing barefoot female doll, also with short black hair and naturalistic features, donning a white and yellow daisy printed green blouse with red ruffles at the neck and waist, a white linen wrap skirt decorated with colorful hand drawn Shipibo geometric designs and zigzag stitching, and a single strand of white, blue, orange, green, yellow, black, and gold beads around her neck. A lovely pair, both made from a synthetic composite material with painted features. Size: male doll measures 10.25" H (26 cm)
Provenance: ex-Morgan Collection, Santa Monica, CA.
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Condition Report: Minor wear. Feathers missing from male doll's staff.