Lot 5: An exceptional Lower Sepik mortar

People: Lower Sepik/Ramu Estuary
Papua New Guinea
H: 4 ¼"
Carved in the form of a shallow cup, with well patinated and worn interior, supported by four typical caryatids, with deeply furrowed brows, and long avian noses curving to their chests; remains of white pigment, highpoint wear from handling, old collection number '420' on bottom. On a custom base.

An old French Collection; Property of a New York Private Collection

Price Realized: $1,500

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