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    Sale 2257

    African and Oceanic Art: The Robert and Jean Shoenberg Collection

    14 November 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 77

    A SEPIK DRUM

    NEW GUINEA

    Price Realised  

    A SEPIK DRUM
    New Guinea
    Of hourglass form, the body carved in relief with stylised animals, bands of zigzags, scrolls and other motifs, a large crocodile in high relief to one side and a large hornbill to the other side, dark glossy patina.
    44 in. (111.5 cm.) high


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    See Kelm, H., Kunst vom Sepik, Vol.I, Berlin, 1966, fig.153, for a similar drum with two roosters and two crocodiles in relief collected on the Sepik Expedition of 1912/13.

    Provenance

    Collected by B.K. Woodman, 1933
    Roberta M. Nochimson, New York, 1974