Fine Pair of Bougainville Province Figures, Solomon Islands....



$6,000 - $8,000


Fine Pair of Bougainville Province Figures, Solomon Islands. Carved and engraved hardwood and natural pigment. A large pair of Bougainville Province Figures like this pair were created in the early 20th century in the tradition of the marriage related Kaisa figures carved on Buka. On Bougainville however, they were also carved in this realistic form although were not used to mark a marriage as on Buka. This large pair is a finely carved and the female rests her hands on her lower abdomen while the male holds a dance paddle in his hands. They both have incised arm bands (she has patterns incised around her waist and on her wrist) and stand on straight legs and finely carved feet on circular base. Both have serene expressions and red coiffure. Approx Female L55.5cm, Male L61cm. PROVENANCE John Magers Collection, Sydney.

Auction Date: 18th Mar 2023 at 6pm

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18th Mar 2023 6pm (Lots 1 to 360)

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