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Auction Description for Zemanek Münster Auctioneers: 73rd tribal art auction
Viewing Notes:
22nd, 23rd & 24th May 10am to 7pm. Day of sale 9am to 1.30pm.
Sale Notes:
www.tribal-art-auktion.de

73rd tribal art auction

by Zemanek Münster Auctioneers


465 lots | 457 with images

May 25, 2013

Hörleingasse 3-5

Würzburg, 97070 Germany

Phone: 00 49 931 17721

Fax: 00 49 931 17736

Email: info@tribal-art-auktion.de

[ Tribal Art ]

Lot 1: [ Tribal Art ]

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Description: Spoon Philippines-Ifugao wood, shiny dark brown patina, oval spoon, handle in form of a standing human figure, min. dam., traces of usage (spoon), socle H: 17,5 cm H: 6.9 inch Provenance Hirofumi Kobayashi, Japan Literature Baradas, David, Land of the Morning, San Francisco 1995, p. 57

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Lot 2: [ Tribal Art ]

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Description: Shield Philippines-Luzon cut from a single piece of light wood, blackened, carved with three prongs above and two below the central body, vertical protrusion along the midrib, animal sinews used for strengthening the body, carved handle backside, rep. (continuous crack, spread with mass, partly fixed by nails); a warrior went into battle with a steel battle axe, between one and three steel or wooden spears, and a wooden shield like the present one, which was used both for parrying and attacking. In Cordillera highland culture the practice of head-hunting was a prerequisite for ceremonies performed during planting, harvesting, funerals, marriages and house construction. Successful head-takers gained prestige and reached certain levels of social rank. H: 119,5 cm H: 47 inch Provenance Patrick Mestdagh, Brussels, Belgium Literature Barbier, Jean Paul, Benitez-Johannot, P., Shields, München, London, New York 2000, p. 138, ill. 51

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Lot 3: [ Tribal Art ]

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Description: Dance shield Philippines-Mindanao light wood, bamboo stripes, board-shaped flat, bicoloured, raised circle motif in the centre, carved handle backside, min. dam., small missing parts (bamboo stripes), traces of usage and abrasion H: 85,5 cm H: 33.7 inch Provenance French Collection Literature Barbier, Jean Paul, Benitez-Johannot, P., Shields, München, London, New York 2000, p. 140 f.

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Lot 4: [ Tribal Art ]

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Description: Mask Indonesia-Bali light-weighted wood, remains of white and pink pigment, pierced eyes, a snout-like projecting mouth, dam., missing parts (tip of the snout, rim, chin backside), traces of old age, metal socle; faded traces of an inscription backside, probably the signature of the carver of the mask. H: 19,5 cm H: 7.7 inch

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Lot 5: [ Tribal Art ]

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Description: Barong mask: ape Indonesia-Bali light-coloured wood, greyish brown patina, red and white paint, snout-like projecting mouth part, the lower jaw with strong fangs fixed by pieces of leather, small wooden pegs on forehead and upper lip, slightly dam., rep. (forehead backside, beside the right eye), metal socle; Barong masks are among the most important masks in Bali; they function as protective spirits for Balinese villages. Most are animals; the monkey is a favorite with Balinese of all ages, being a clever, mischievous, and almost human personality. H: 18 cm H: 7.1 inch Provenance Stephane Grusenmeyer, Brussels, Belgium Davide Manfredi, Milan, Italy Literature Slattum, Judy, Balinese masks, Tokio 2011, ill. 118

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