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    Sale 2257

    African and Oceanic Art: The Robert and Jean Shoenberg Collection

    14 November 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 69

    AN ASMAT CANOE PROW

    NEW GUINEA

    Price Realised  

    AN ASMAT CANOE PROW
    New Guinea
    Of openwork form carved as four birds with scrolling bodies of diminishing size terminating in a human head with protrudeling tongue and pierced septum, traces of red, white and black pigment.
    25½ in. (65 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Lemaire Gallery, Amsterdam, 1976