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ANCESTOR FIGURE
Schouten Islands / Low-Sepik coastal area, Papua New Guinea
Late 19th / early 20th century
Wood, pigments, fibers and pig teeth
H: 49 cm
Provenance: collected during WWII by the Australian pilot Robert Henry Gibbes [1916-2007].
© Voyageurs & Curieux, photo Hughes Dubois
HEAD OF A DOG - GANABI
Gogodala people, North of the Fly River delta
Papuan Gulf, Papua New Guinea
19th century
Light balsa wood and pigments [several rats teeth marks on the left side, broken and glued back together in the lower part of the jaw]
L: 17.3 cm
Provenance : purchased in 1900 by the Staatliches Museum für Völkerkunde [n° 25390],
Dresden, Germany, at the E. Gerrard Auction sale in London; probably exchanged
with E. Rassiga at the museum; Jolika collection of John and Marcia Friede, Rye, New York.
Published in Aida, Life and Ceremony on the Gogodala, A. L. Crawford, Bathurst,
Australia, Robert Brown & Associates - The National Cultural Council of Papua New
Guinea, 1981, n° 291 ; New Guinea Art : Masterpieces from the Jolika Collection of
Marcia & John Friede, J. Friede [sous la direction de], Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco -
5 Continents Éditions, 2005, n° 486.
© Voyageurs & Curieux, photo Hughes Dubois
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ANCESTOR FIGURE
Schouten Islands / Low-Sepik coastal area, Papua New Guinea
Late 19th / early 20th century
Wood, pigments, fibers and pig teeth
H: 49 cm
Provenance: collected during WWII by the Australian pilot Robert Henry Gibbes [1916-2007].
© Voyageurs & Curieux, photo Hughes Dubois

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Jean-Edouard Carlier invites you to discover the art of Oceania in his Voyageurs & Curieux gallery at 2 rue Visconti in the 6th arrondissement in Paris. Since its opening in 2001, he has continuously showed a large selection of meticulously selected works from the Pacific Islands.
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