Lot No. 72


A rare magic shield, Keram. Papua New Guinea East Coast.


Wood, bamboo, boar's teeth and kauri shells, 58 cm. Only a few of these spectacular 'fetish' masks are known. The ovoid or head container is where they place the magical charge. Some have small sculptures, other have bones and skulls inside. Nobody knows the true function of these intriguing masks.

Provenance
Carlo Monzino collection, Milan.

Specialist: Joris Visser Joris Visser
+32-2-514 00 34

Joris.Visser@dorotheum.com

21.06.2018 - 17:00

Realized price: **
EUR 16,250.-
Estimate:
EUR 12,000.- to EUR 15,000.-

A rare magic shield, Keram. Papua New Guinea East Coast.


Wood, bamboo, boar's teeth and kauri shells, 58 cm. Only a few of these spectacular 'fetish' masks are known. The ovoid or head container is where they place the magical charge. Some have small sculptures, other have bones and skulls inside. Nobody knows the true function of these intriguing masks.

Provenance
Carlo Monzino collection, Milan.

Specialist: Joris Visser Joris Visser
+32-2-514 00 34

Joris.Visser@dorotheum.com


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Auction: Tribal Art
Date: 21.06.2018 - 17:00
Location: Vienna | Palais Dorotheum
Exhibition: 16.06. - 21.06.2018


** Purchase price incl. charges and taxes

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