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Oceanic Wood Architectural Element/House Post

Lot 0671
Oceanic Cowrie Shell Embellished Carved Wood Architectural Element/House Post, possibly Iatmul people, Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea, carved as a male nude surmounted by the figure of a large bird with spread wings, h. 57 1/4 in. Provenance: Property of the New Orleans Museum of Art, Sold to Benefit the Acquisitions Fund. Note: House Posts of this style were used as protection against bad magic.


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Oceanic Wood Architectural Element/House Post

Estimate $600 - $800Sep 25, 2016
4038 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70115
United States
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