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Modeled skull, Middle Sepik, Papua New Guinea, Saw

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Estimate $100 - $300
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Origin: Papua New GuineaDate: Mid 20th centuryMaterials: Coconut, clay, pigmentSize: 20 x 14 x 17 cmAdditional Info: Modeled skull, Middle Sepik, Papua New Guinea, SawosIn the middle of the Sepik area of Papua New Guinea people adorn the skulls of deceased relatives, important people or enemies to use them for fertility or initiation rites. The skulls are processed with clay, lime and oil, and decorated with small shells, fibers and the original human hair of this person.The base is now a coconut that is formed in a human head. The real skulls used to be used here, but this has long been prohibited by law in Papua New Guinea.The skull is shaped with clay, which explains the relatively high weight of the object, adorns with pigments, covered with curved ornaments in white paint, the eyes inlaid with kauri shells and two rows on the forehead, hair is made of real human hair. Sold without stand.Please note that this lot has a confidential reserve. When you leave a bid in advance of the auction, submit your maximum. The bidder who has submitted the highest bid wins the lot, provided the bid exceeds the reserve price.Shipping:Domestic: Flat-rate of $35.00 to anywhere within the contiguous U.S.International: Foreign shipping rates are determined by destination.Location: This item ships from the NetherlandsYour purchase is protected:Photos, descriptions, and estimates were prepared with the utmost care by a fully certified expert and appraiser. All items in this sale are guaranteed authentic. In the rare event that the item did not conform to the lot description in the sale, Jasper52 specialists are here to help. Buyers may return the item for a full refund provided you notify Jasper52 within 5 days of receiving the item.
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