Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Tribal Art Sale at Bonhams

Bonhams will present nearly 200 lots of Africa, Oceanic & Pre-Columbian Art on May 15 in New York. Amongst the highlights of the sale will be an important wooden Maori hand club, or wahaika, exquisite ceremonial paddles from the Austral Islands, and three exceptional works from the collection of Marcia and John Friede, New York, including an early and large Iatmul female figure from the Middle Sepik River Region of Papua New Guinea, estimated at $40,000-60,000. The preview for the auction will take place May 11-14 at Bonhams New York.

View the online catalogue.

Warrior figure with trophy head  -  Costa Rica

Hand club, wahaika  -  Maori, New Zealand

Male figure  -  Sawos, Papua New Guinea

Images courtesy of Bonhams

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