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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

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.