Oceanic Art - Image Enlargement

05-12-1992

05-12-1992

05-12-1992

05-12-1992

 

This beautiful and striking boar’s tusk pectoral comes from New Guinea’s north coast. These are both personal adornment and supposedly worn in battle as protection from arrows. This is a superb example with a full complement of red and black arbus seeds. The piece is ex. Museum of the Assumptionists, Boxtel (southern Netherlands), illustrated in Gallery Visser’s "Bilas" exhibition catalog of 2006, #16. The pectoral is 18 ¾" (47.6 cm) in height as mounted with strings dangling, it dates to the late 19th/early 20th century and is ex. John Friede Collection. sold