Lot 118: PNG Sepik River Clay Head with Shell Eyes
November 7, 2016
Louisville, CO, USA
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Papua New Guinea, Sepik River Area, ca. early 20th century CE. This is a pottery head with white shells for eyes and a snail shell buried inside of its head; the head is broken to reveal the shell inside. The face also has a large nose and open mouth. This is an interesting piece with a hidden detail! Size: 4" L x 4.25" W x 4.5" H (10.2 cm x 10.8 cm x 11.4 cm)
Provenance: Ex Peter Arnovick Collection, Los Altos CA
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Condition Report: The head is a fragment, but the facial features are intact and the break reveals a seashell inside.