Lot 119: A Trobriand Island dance wand

A Trobriand Island dance wand, Trobriand Islands; Milne Bay; Papua New Guinea

The fine dance wand of classical form, with curvilinear zoomorphs in the form of sea and air creatures, the surface further carved with incised patterns of curling devices and circles. The whole with remains of black and white pigment. Fine patination to the handle. H. 27"

Property of a US Private Collector

Field collected by the current owner decades ago in Baimuru; Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea

Price Realized: $350

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