You are using an outdated browser!

In order to be able to use our website fully functional, you should install a current browser version. You can find a list of recommended browser versions right here.



Lot No. 64


A fine Korwar protective amulet.


West Papua. Around 1900. Wood. 15 cm. A broad stick with a small ancestor figure holding a stylized shield. Relative to the body, the head of the figure is characteristically large. Small wood chips, carved from these amulets were sometimes used for strength and medicinal purposes as some of the wood contained Quinine against malaria. With a deep old patina from intensive use. (VJ)

Provenance:
Private collection.

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

Joris.Visser@dorotheum.com

04.10.2021 - 15:21

Estimate:
EUR 2,000.- to EUR 2,500.-
Starting bid:
EUR 1,500.-

A fine Korwar protective amulet.


West Papua. Around 1900. Wood. 15 cm. A broad stick with a small ancestor figure holding a stylized shield. Relative to the body, the head of the figure is characteristically large. Small wood chips, carved from these amulets were sometimes used for strength and medicinal purposes as some of the wood contained Quinine against malaria. With a deep old patina from intensive use. (VJ)

Provenance:
Private collection.

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

Joris.Visser@dorotheum.com


Buyers hotline Mon.-Fri.: 9.00am - 6.00pm
kundendienst@dorotheum.at

+43 1 515 60 200
Auction: Tribal Art
Date: 04.10.2021 - 15:21
Location: Vienna | Palais Dorotheum
Exhibition: 29.09. - 04.10.2021