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A SENTANI FIRE TONGS

Size 34,5 cm
Material Wood
Origin Papua-New Guinea

The ceremonial instrument surmounted by a delicate human figure with classical sentani carving features, such as, an elongated head, arms stuck to the body. Nice and various patina of use from black to light brown.

Provenance

Collected by Jacques Viot in 1929

John Friede collection

Dutch private collection

Published

S. Greub, Art of Northwest New Guinea: From Geelvink Bay, Humboldt Bay, and Lake Sentani , 1993, Page 92, num. 54