An Abelam Finial, Abelam; Papua New Guinea

Of powerful form, the finial in the form of a bird in flightwith head turned utilizing the natural shape of the wood, the lower portion with a carved and painted maprik style figure. Pigmented in red, white and black with signs of age and use. H. 51"

This lot is accompanied by a photo certificate from the previous owner attesting to the purchase from the estate of Josefa Carlebach with a copy of cancelled check "private information redacted"

Comments:
Property of a New York Private Collector

Provenance:
Field collected by Countess Ingeborg de Beausacq on the Yuat River prior to 1962
Ex. Julius Carlebach, C. 1962 or earlier
Ex. Josefa Carlebach
sold by the estate of Josefa Carlebach from her personal collection
Ex. Private NY collection

Price Realized: $325

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