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Lot 118: PNG Sepik River Clay Head with Shell Eyes

November Clearance Online Timed Auction

by ArtemisGallery LIVE

07 November 2016

Louisville, CO, USA

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  • PNG Sepik River Clay Head with Shell Eyes
  • PNG Sepik River Clay Head with Shell Eyes
  • PNG Sepik River Clay Head with Shell Eyes
  • PNG Sepik River Clay Head with Shell Eyes
  • PNG Sepik River Clay Head with Shell Eyes
   
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Description: Papua New Guinea, Sepik River Area, ca. early 20th century CE. This is a pottery head with white shells for eyes and a snail shell buried inside of its head; the head is broken to reveal the shell inside. The face also has a large nose and open mouth. This is an interesting piece with a hidden detail! Size: 4" L x 4.25" W x 4.5" H (10.2 cm x 10.8 cm x 11.4 cm)

Provenance: Ex Peter Arnovick Collection, Los Altos CA

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#112190

Condition Report: The head is a fragment, but the facial features are intact and the break reveals a seashell inside.

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