14 November 2008,
Price realised USD 3,000
USD 5,000 - USD 8,000
A SEPIK DRUM
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.
Collected by B.K. Woodman, 1933
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