Lot 75: A fine and powerful Iatmul horn, Middle Sepik

A fine and powerful Iatmul horn, Middle Sepik, Iatmul people; Papua New Guinea

The trumpet with a classical Middle Sepik head remains of clay top that once held a coif of human hair in place, the face carved with inset shell eyes, the nose long and flaring and the lips with full smile. The body of the trumpet with lozenge designs with blow-hole to the front. Fine old patina from use and some signs of old insect damage. A lovely example. H. 19"

Property of a Midwestern private collector

Ex. John C. Edler, Indiana

Price Realized: $300

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