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Auction Description for Material Culture Auctioneers: TRIBAL ART: AFR, PNG, NWC, NO RESERVE
Auction Description:
TRIBAL ART: AFR, PNG, NWC, NO RESERVE. Auction: Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 10AM EST. Exhibition: January 16-17, 11AM-5PM.
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Exhibition: January 16-17, 11AM-5PM

TRIBAL ART: AFR, PNG, NWC, NO RESERVE (300 Lots)

by Material Culture


300 lots with images

January 18, 2017

Live Auction

Philadelphia, PA, USA

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3 Bamileke Bamun Beaded Figures

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Description: 3 Bamileke Bamun Beaded Figures. Cameroon Grasslands, Africa. Largest size: 32.25'' x 9.5'' x 10.5'' (82 x 24 x 27 cm). Provenance: ex New York private ethnographic arts collection. Note: This is a NO RESERVE auction. Bidding on all lots will start at $50.

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6 Kuosi Society Mbap Mteng Elephant Masks

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Description: 6 Kuosi Society Mbap Mteng Elephant Masks. Bamileke People, Cameroon, Africa. Beaded textile. Largest size: 45'' x 16.5'' x 16.5'' (114 x 42 x 42 cm). Provenance: ex New York private ethnographic arts collection. Note: This is a NO RESERVE auction. Bidding on all lots will start at $50.

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4 Mossi Chairs

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Description: 4 Mossi Chairs. Burkina Faso, Africa. Largest size: 55" x 15" x 17" (140 x 38 x 43 cm). Provenance: ex New York private ethnographic arts collection. Note: This is a NO RESERVE auction. Bidding on all lots will start at $50.

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2 Benin Bronze Leopards

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Description: 2 Benin Bronze Leopards. Lidded pot forms. Nigeria, Africa. Largest Size: 10'' x 4.5'' x 13'' (25 x 11 x 33 cm). Provenance: ex New York private ethnographic arts collection. Note: This is a NO RESERVE auction. Bidding on all lots will start at $50.

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Large Figural Benin Bronze Warrior

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Description: Figural Benin Bronze Warrior. Nigeria, Africa. Size: 24.5'' x 9'' x 7'' (62 x 23 x 18 cm). Provenance: ex New York private ethnographic arts collection. Note: This is a NO RESERVE auction. Bidding on all lots will start at $50.

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Fine Kota Reliquary

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Description: Fine Kota Reliquary, Gabon, Africa. Metal clad carved wood. Size: 27'' x 13'' x 5'' (69 x 33 x 13 cm). Provenance: ex New York private ethnographic arts collection. Note: This is a NO RESERVE auction. Bidding on all lots will start at $50.

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Kota Reliquary

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Description: Kota Reliquary. Gabon, Africa. Metal clad carved wood. Size: 16'' x 5.5'' x 3'' (41 x 14 x 8 cm); 16.25", 41 cm (height with stand). Provenance: ex New York private ethnographic arts collection. Note: This is a NO RESERVE auction. Bidding on all lots will start at $50.

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2 Kota Reliquaries

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Description: 2 Kota Reliquaries. Gabon, Africa. Metal clad carved wood. Largest Size: 24'' x 15.5'' x 3'' (61 x 39 x 8 cm). Provenance: ex New York private ethnographic arts collection. Note: This is a NO RESERVE auction. Bidding on all lots will start at $50.

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Large Yoruba Bronze, Nigeria

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Description: Yoruba Bronze. Nigeria, Africa. Size: 29'' x 7.5'' x 7'' (74 x 19 x 18 cm). Provenance: ex New York private ethnographic arts collection. Note: This is a NO RESERVE auction. Bidding on all lots will start at $50.

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Benin Bronze Stool

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Description: Benin Bronze Stool. Nigeria, Africa. Size: 18.75'' x 11.75'' x 11.75'' (48 x 30 x 30 cm). Provenance: ex New York private ethnographic arts collection. Note: This is a NO RESERVE auction. Bidding on all lots will start at $50.

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Large Ife Style Benin Bronze Bust

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Description: Ife Style Benin Bronze Bust. Nigeria, Africa. Size: 22.5'' x 7'' x 9'' (57 x 18 x 23 cm). Provenance: ex New York private ethnographic arts collection. Note: This is a NO RESERVE auction. Bidding on all lots will start at $50.

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Benin Bronze Mask

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Description: Benin Bronze Mask. Nigeria, Africa. Stand included. Size: 17'' x 9.5'' x 7.5'', 43 x 24 x 19 cm (mask); 23", 58 cm (height with stand). Provenance: ex New York private ethnographic arts collection. Note: This is a NO RESERVE auction. Bidding on all lots will start at $50.

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2 Bronze Ligbi Masks

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Description: 2 Bronze Ligbi Masks. Ivory Coast, Africa. One stand included. Size: 9.75'' x 5.5'' x 2.75'', 25 x 14 x 7 cm (mask); 15", 38 cm (height with stand). Provenance: ex New York private ethnographic arts collection. Note: This is a NO RESERVE auction. Bidding on all lots will start at $50.

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3 Senufo Bronze Masks

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Description: 3 Senufo Bronze Masks. West African. Largest Size: 12.25'' x 7'' x 3'' (31 x 18 x 8 cm). Provenance: ex New York private ethnographic arts collection. Note: This is a NO RESERVE auction. Bidding on all lots will start at $50.

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3 Yoruba Ife Style Bronze Busts

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Description: 3 Yoruba Ife Style Bronze Busts. Nigeria, Africa. Largest Size: 18'' x 6'' x 5'' (46 x 15 x 13 cm). Provenance: ex New York private ethnographic arts collection. Note: This is a NO RESERVE auction. Bidding on all lots will start at $50.

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5 Dogon Bronze Vessels

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Description: 5 Dogon Bronze Vessels. Mali, Africa. Largest Size: 14'' x 6'' x 6'' (36 x 15 x 15 cm). Provenance: ex New York private ethnographic arts collection. Note: This is a NO RESERVE auction. Bidding on all lots will start at $50.

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Makonde Njorowe Body Mask

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Description: Makonde Njorowe Body Mask. Mozambique, Africa. Carved wood. Stand included. Size: 24" x 12" x 7", 61 x 30 x 18 cm (exclusive of stand). Provenance: ex New York private ethnographic arts collection. Note: This is a NO RESERVE auction. Bidding on all lots will start at $50.

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Dogon Balafon Players Figural Group

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Description: Dogon Balafon Players Figural Group. Mali, Africa. Carved wood. Size: 14.5'' x 7.25'' x 6.5'' (37 x 18 x 17 cm). Provenance: ex New York private ethnographic arts collection. Note: This is a NO RESERVE auction. Bidding on all lots will start at $50.

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Large Toma Society Mask

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Description: Large Toma Society Mask. Sierra Leone, Africa. Carved wood, horn. Size: 37'' x 14.5'' x 9'', 94 x 37 x 23 cm (mask); 39", 99 cm (height with stand). Provenance: ex New York private ethnographic arts collection. Note: This is a NO RESERVE auction. Bidding on all lots will start at $50.

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Fang Post Finial

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Description: Fang Post Finial. Gabon, Africa. Carved wood. Stand included. Size: 18" x 5" x 5", 46 x 13 x 13 cm (exclusive of stand). Provenance: ex New York private ethnographic arts collection. Note: This is a NO RESERVE auction. Bidding on all lots will start at $50.

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Fang Iberi Post Finial

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Description: Fang Iberi Post Finial. Gabon, Africa. Carved wood. Stand included. Size: 21" x 4" x 4", 53 x 10 x 10 cm (exclusive of stand). Provenance: ex New York private ethnographic arts collection. Note: This is a NO RESERVE auction. Bidding on all lots will start at $50.

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3 Yoruba Beaded Ceremonial Artifacts

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Description: 3 Yoruba Beaded Ceremonial Artifacts. Consisting of a mask and 2 staffs. Nigeria, Africa. Sizes: 63" x 10" x 10", 160 x 25 x 25 cm (mask), 72", 183 cm (longest staff). Provenance: ex New York private ethnographic arts collection. Note: This is a NO RESERVE auction. Bidding on all lots will start at $50.

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Large Ekoi Figural Copper Bust

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Description: Large Ekoi Figural Copper Bust. Nigeria, Africa. On basketry base. Size: 18'' x 12'' x 12'' (46 x 30 x 30 cm). Provenance: ex New York private ethnographic arts collection. Note: This is a NO RESERVE auction. Bidding on all lots will start at $50.

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2 Abyssinian Ethiopian Hide Shields

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Description: 2 Abyssinian Ethiopian Hide Shields. Largest size: 28'' x 29.75'' x 5.25'' (71 x 76 x 13 cm). Provenance: ex New York private ethnographic arts collection. Note: This is a NO RESERVE auction. Bidding on all lots will start at $50.

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4 Abyssinian Ethiopian Shields

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Description: 4 Abyssinian Ethiopian Shields. Hide and cloth versions. Largest size: 19'' x 18.75'' x 5'' (48 x 48 x 13 cm). Provenance: ex New York private ethnographic arts collection. Note: This is a NO RESERVE auction. Bidding on all lots will start at $50.

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Fine Shamanic Raven Mask

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Description: Fine Shamanic Raven Mask. Articulated jaw. Carved wood, beads. Size: 21" x 9" x 10" (54 x 23 x 25 cm). Provenance: ex New York private ethnographic arts collection. Note: This is a NO RESERVE auction. Bidding on all lots will start at $50.

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4 Pacific Northwest Coast Masks

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Description: 4 Pacific Northwest Coast Masks. Including 3 wooden Haida masks and a carved fossilized bone mask. Largest Size: 13.75'' x 9'' x 5'' (35 x 23 x 13 cm). Provenance: ex New York private ethnographic arts collection. Note: This is a NO RESERVE auction. Bidding on all lots will start at $50.

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Pacific Northwest Coast Figural Seal Grease Bowl

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Description: Pacific Northwest Coast Figural Seal Grease Bowl. Carved wood, nacre eyes. Size: 5.5'' x 4.5'' x 19'' (14 x 11 x 48 cm). Provenance: ex New York private ethnographic arts collection. Note: This is a NO RESERVE auction. Bidding on all lots will start at $50.

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5 Vintage Northwest Coast Artifacts

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Description: 5 Vintage Northwest Coast Artifacts. Including a Haida Canoe model, 2 paddles, a rattle, a horn spoon. Largest Size: 4'' x 5'' x 19.5'' (10 x 13 x 50 cm). Provenance: ex New York private ethnographic arts collection. Note: This is a NO RESERVE auction. Bidding on all lots will start at $50.

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6 Vintage Northwest Coast Masks

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Description: 6 Vintage Northwest Coast Masks. Carved and painted wood. Largest size: 14'' x 9.5'' x 4.5'' (36 x 24 x 11 cm). Provenance: ex New York private ethnographic arts collection. Note: This is a NO RESERVE auction. Bidding on all lots will start at $50.

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3 Pacific Northwest Coast Portrait Mask Totems

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Description: 3 Pacific Northwest Coast Portrait Mask Totems. Carved wood. Largest size: 90" x 7.5" x 4" (229 x 19 x 10 cm). Provenance: ex New York private ethnographic arts collection. Note: This is a NO RESERVE auction. Bidding on all lots will start at $50.

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5 Vintage Northwest Coast Totem Souvenirs

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Description: 5 Vintage Northwest Coast Totem Souvenirs. Largest Size: 26'' x 7.5'' x 7'' (66 x 19 x 18 cm). Provenance: ex New York private ethnographic arts collection. Note: This is a NO RESERVE auction. Bidding on all lots will start at $50.

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5 Vintage Native American Artifacts

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Description: 5 Vintage Native American Artifacts. Including 2 painted tortoise shells, 2 catlinite pipes, and a signed Navajo pot. Largest size: 5.25'' x 8'' x 11.75'' (13 x 20 x 30 cm). Provenance: ex New York private ethnographic arts collection. Note: This is a NO RESERVE auction. Bidding on all lots will start at $50.

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5 Papua New Guinea Artifacts

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Description: 5 Papua New Guinea Artifacts. Consisting of 3 gope boards and 2 shields. Largest Size: 65" x 16" x 2.5" (165 x 41 x 6 cm). Provenance: ex New York private ethnographic arts collection. Note: This is a NO RESERVE auction. Bidding on all lots will start at $50.

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5 Papua New Guinea Abelam Bark Paintings

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Description: 5 Papua New Guinea Abelam Bark Paintings. Largest Size: 50" x 24" (127 x 61 cm). Provenance: ex New York private ethnographic arts collection. Note: This is a NO RESERVE auction. Bidding on all lots will start at $50.

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6 Papua New Guinea Abelam Bark Paintings

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Description: 6 Papua New Guinea Abelam Bark Paintings. Oceania. Largest Size: 47" x 22" (119 x 59 cm). Provenance: ex New York private ethnographic arts collection. Note: This is a NO RESERVE auction. Bidding on all lots will start at $50.

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6 Papua New Guinea Artifacts

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Description: 6 Papua New Guinea Artifacts. Consisting of 2 posts, 2 April River boards, 1 Gope board and a gable hook. Largest Size: 76" x 8" x 1" (193 x 20 x 3 cm). Provenance: ex New York private ethnographic arts collection. Note: This is a NO RESERVE auction. Bidding on all lots will start at $50.

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Dayak Hampatong Ancestor Post

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Description: Dayak Hampatong Ancestor Post. Borneo. Carved wood. Size: 37'' x 3.5'' x 7.5'' (94 x 9 x 19 cm). Provenance: ex New York private ethnographic arts collection. Note: This is a NO RESERVE auction. Bidding on all lots will start at $50.

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7 PNG Artifacts

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Description: 7 PNG Artifacts. Oceania. Largest size: 33.75'' x 10.5'' x 5.25'' (86 x 27 x 13 cm). Provenance: ex New York private ethnographic arts collection. Note: This is a NO RESERVE auction. Bidding on all lots will start at $50.

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4 PNG Artifacts

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Description: 4 PNG Artifacts. Consisting of 2 Shields and 2 Gope Boards. Largest Size: 75" x 12.5" x 1" (191 x 32 x 3 cm). Provenance: ex New York private ethnographic arts collection. Note: This is a NO RESERVE auction. Bidding on all lots will start at $50.

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5 Sepik River Carvings

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Description: 5 Sepik River Carvings. Oceania. Carved wood. Largest size: 39.25'' x 7.25'' x 5'' (100 x 18 x 13 cm). Provenance: ex New York private ethnographic arts collection. Note: This is a NO RESERVE auction. Bidding on all lots will start at $50.

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6 PNG Gable Hooks

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Description: 6 PNG Gable Hooks. Oceania. Carved wood. Largest size: 33.25'' x 10.5'' x 2.25'' (84 x 27 x 6 cm). Provenance: ex New York private ethnographic arts collection. Note: This is a NO RESERVE auction. Bidding on all lots will start at $50.

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7 PNG Gable Masks

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Description: 7 PNG Gable Masks. Oceania. Largest size: 53.25'' x 12.75'' x 4.75'' (135 x 32 x 12 cm). Provenance: ex New York private ethnographic arts collection. Note: This is a NO RESERVE auction. Bidding on all lots will start at $50.

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9 PNG Gable Masks

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Description: 9 PNG Gable Masks. Carved wood, clay, shells. Largest size: 21.5'' x 6.75'' x 2.25'' (55 x 17 x 6 cm). Provenance: ex New York private ethnographic arts collection. Note: This is a NO RESERVE auction. Bidding on all lots will start at $50.

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5 Oceanic Masks

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Description: 5 Oceanic Masks. Papua New Guinea. Carved wood. Largest size: 22.25'' x 5.75'' x 3.25'' (57 x 15 x 8 cm). Provenance: ex New York private ethnographic arts collection. Note: This is a NO RESERVE auction. Bidding on all lots will start at $50.

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7 Oceanic Masks

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Description: 7 Oceanic Masks. Carved wood. Largest size: 22.5'' x 9'' x 2.75'' (57 x 23 x 7 cm). Provenance: ex New York private ethnographic arts collection. Note: This is a NO RESERVE auction. Bidding on all lots will start at $50.

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5 PNG Artifacts

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Description: 5 PNG Artifacts. Oceania. Carved wood. Largest size: 36'' x 3.5'' x 4.75'' (91 x 9 x 12 cm). Provenance: ex New York private ethnographic arts collection. Note: This is a NO RESERVE auction. Bidding on all lots will start at $50.

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8 Papua New Guinea Figural Carvings

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Description: 8 Papua New Guinea Figural Carvings. Oceania. Carved wood. Largest size: 30.5'' x 5.75'' x 5.5'' (77 x 15 x 14 cm). Provenance: ex New York private ethnographic arts collection. Note: This is a NO RESERVE auction. Bidding on all lots will start at $50.

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8 Papua New Guinea Artifacts

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Description: 8 Papua New Guinea Artifacts. Including cassowary bone daggers, and a koteka phallocrypt. Oceania. Largest size: 24'' x 7.5'' x 3.5'' (61 x 19 x 9 cm). Provenance: ex New York private ethnographic arts collection. Note: This is a NO RESERVE auction. Bidding on all lots will start at $50.

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6 PNG Gable Masks

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Description: 6 PNG Gable Masks. Oceania. Carved wood. Largest size: 22.25'' x 7'' x 3'' (57 x 18 x 8 cm). Provenance: ex New York private ethnographic arts collection. Note: This is a NO RESERVE auction. Bidding on all lots will start at $50.

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