Nest Egg Auctions
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Tribal, Jewelry, Art, Coins, and Asian

Sat, Sep 16, 2023 01:00PM EDT
Lot 186

Tolai Spirit Figure with Hands Covering Ears

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 17" high, 6 1/2" 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