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Tribal, Jewelry, Art, Coins, and Asian

Sat, Sep 16, 2023 01:00PM EDT
Lot 202

Four Massim Canoe Splash Boards

Estimate: $400 - $600

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$30,000 $2,500
$50,000 $5,000
Four piece group of wood carved and painted splash boards ("lagim") created by the Massim people of New Guinea. Each piece exhibits fading of the applied pigments, with chips and fairly extensive cracks throughout (especially where the boards were detached from their original moorings). Largest shipping item measures approximately 25" high, 29" wide and 1 3/4" deep; smallest shipping item measures 11" high, 23" wide and 1 1/2" deep. From the collection of a world traveler of 45+ years who has circumnavigated the globe via sailboat. Large, heavy shipping items. Please inquire regarding shipping rates prior to bidding. Keywords: Papua New Guinea, Duau Island, Milne Bay, sailing, maritime, culture