Nest Egg Auctions
Live Auction

Tribal, Jewelry, Art, Coins, and Asian

Sat, Sep 16, 2023 01:00PM EDT
Lot 183

Tolai Spirit Figure Carrying Two Children

Estimate: $100 - $200

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
Chalk figure used by the Iniet secret society in magical ceremony and then buried. This statuary measures approximately 22" high, 9" wide and 5" deep and like most unearthed examples is marred by missing bits of chalk and general wear throughout. From the collection of a world traveler of 45+ years who has circumnavigated the globe via sailboat. Large and heavy shipping item. Please inquire regarding shipping rates prior to bidding. Keywords: Papua New Guinea, New Ireland, tribal, ceremonial, carving, sculpture, New Britain, South Pacific, Solomon Islands