Figurative Ceremonial Buka / Bougainville Island Paddle, Sol...



$2,800 - $3,600


Figurative Ceremonial Buka / Bougainville Island Paddle, Solomon Islands. Carved and engraved wood and natural pigments. Likely used as a dance wand, the paddle charateristically displays a domineering. Kokorra figures with their large coiffures and crouching bodies with large tear-drop shaped eyes. Approx L150.5cm. PROVENANCE Sotheby’s, London, 23 June 1981, lot 43. PROVENANCE John Magers Collection, Sydney.

Auction Date: 18th Mar 2023 at 6pm

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