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5443

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Early, Carved Wooden Massim Sword Club or Lime Spatula

Massim area, Trobriand Islands, Papua New Guinea
18th-19th century

length: 62.5cm, width at widest point: 8cm

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Provenance

UK art market

4755

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Unusual Massim Carved, Wooden Lime Spatula Shaped as a Hornbill

Massim People, Tobriand Islands, Papua New Guinea
early 20th century

length: 38.3cm

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Provenance

UK art market

4647

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Large, Ceremonial ‘Prestige’ Axe with Greenstone Blade

New Guinea Highlands, probably Wahgi People
early 1900s

length: 56cm x 55cm

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Provenance

UK art market; most probably has been in the UK since colonial times

2992

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Rare Massim Double Pedestal Cup with Spirit Figures

Massim People, Trobiand Islands, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea
20th century

height: 70.5cm, diameter of bowl: 20.5cm

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private collection, UK

2187

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Sepik Samban Hook Figure

Italmul People, Middle Sepik River Region, Papua New Guinea
early 20th century

height: 97cm, width: 30cm

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Provenance

Francis de Sales McHugh Collection, and thence by descent, collected by de Sales McHugh in the early 20th century.

2185

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Sepik Earthenware Roof Ridge Tile with Pigments

Chambri Lakes, Sepik River, Papua New Guinea
early 20th century

height: 42cm, width: 25.5cm

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Provenance

Francis de Sales McHugh Collection, collected by de Sales McHugh in the early 20th century.

2184

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Sepik Kominimung Shield

Pora Pora or Bien River, Sepik Region, Papua New Guinea
early 20th century

height: 117cm, width: 46cm

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Provenance

Francis de Sales McHugh Collection, and thence by descent, collected by de Sales McHugh in the early 20th century.

2183

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Sepik Yipwon Spirit Figure

Yimam People, Korewari River Area, Papua New Guinea
early 20th century or earlier

height: 86cm (height with stand: 103cm), width: 14cm

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Provenance

Francis de Sales McHugh Collection, and thence by descent, collected by de Sales McHugh in the early 20th century.

2182

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Sepik Lime Container in the form of a Rooster on a Crocodile

Iatmul People, Middle Sepik River Region, Papua New Guinea
early 20th century

length: 68cm

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Provenance

Francis de Sales McHugh Collection, and thence by descent, collected by de Sales McHugh in the early 20th century.

2181

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Life-sized Sepik Ancestor Figure

Sepik Region, New Guinea
late 19th century

height: 165cm

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Provenance

Francis de Sales McHugh Collection, collected by de Sales McHugh in the early 20th century.

1984

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Pair of New Guinea Cone-Shell Ear Ornaments

New Guinea
collected in 1859

maximum diameter of each: 7cm

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Provenance

UK art market; private collection, UK.

1030

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Sepik Green Nephrite Adze Blade

Middle Sepik River, New Guinea
19th century or earlier

height: 24cm, width at widest point: 10.8cm, weight: 1.048kg

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Provenance

Acquired on the UK art market and most probably has been in the UK since the colonial era.