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War Club
Tonga

Wood
18th century
90cm

Provenance:
James Hooper Collection

Published:
Phelps "Art and Artifacts of the Pacific, Africa and the Americas, The James Hooper Collection"
1976, No,H721

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Headrest
Sepik, Papua New Guinea

wood, cane, bindings, shell and pigment
Late 19th century
43cm

Provenance :
Collected by Count Birger Morner between 1906-1912,
State Ethnographic Museum, Stockholm,
Eric Grate, Stockholm,
Jan Lundberg, Malmo,
Lars Berglund, Sweden,
Kevin Conru, Brussels,
Alan Steele, New York,
private collection

Literature:
Primitive Art, State Ethnographic Museum, Stockholm, 1947
Conru, The Colors of Melanesia, London / Brussels, Conru Primitive Art, 1999


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Club, U'u
Marquesas Island

iron wood (casuarina equisetifolia)

Mid to late 18th century
142cm

Provenance :
private collection Belgium






Mask, jubwan/chubwan
Southern Pentecost Island, Vanuatu

Wood
mid 19th century
31cm

Provenance:
Collected by James Mansfield 1892-1910
Francis Bayldon
Reverend Joe Wood Blaydon, Lincolnshire. England
Family descent
UK private collection


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Bowl
San Cristobal Island, Solomon Islands

Wood, shell,
nut putty (Parinarium laurinum) and pigment
late 19th century
69cm






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Roof spire
Kanak, New Caledonia

wood
18th to early 19th century
Height 157cm

provenance:
Ex collection of Leo and Karin Van Oosterom, Amsterdam

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Leopard figure
Benin, Nigeria, Africa

Wood with inlaid wood plugs to represent Leopards spots, Ivory inlaid teeth, bronze and wood eyes.
late 18th century to early 19th century
58cm

provenance:
Merton simpson collection
Gerald Dannenberg collection
Alan stone collection

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Ancient shield
Telefomin, PNG

Wood, pigments, arrow heads and remains of cane strap handle
Late 19th century
156cm

Provenance:
-Collected by missionary Brian Beaver for the Baptist Mission in the mid to late 1960s
-Philip Goldman, London
-Franco Ignazio Castelli, Bergamo

Exhibited:
-London, 1970.
-Milan, 1971.
Bergamo, 1974

Phographed:
Barry Craig in 1969 at the Baptist Mission, Telefomin

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Fork , Ai cula ni bokola
Fiji

Wood
18th century to beginning of 19th century
27cm

Provenance:
-UK collection

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Canoe prow ornament nguzunguzu 
New Georgia Island, Solomon Islands

Wood, mother of pearl shell, pigment, nut putty (Parinarium laurinum)
mid 19th century
13cm

Provenance:
collected by a Australian music teacher in the 1920s

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Spirit Board
Urama area, Papuan Gulf, Papua New Guinea

Wood, pigment
Late 19th - early 20th century
152cm

collected and photographed at Eragoivari 1966

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Stilt Step, tapuvae
Marquesas Island

wood
early 19th century
36cm

Provenance:
Private collection, New York

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Cult  house Boniito fish effigy
Solomon Islands

Wood,  pigment ,  shell
late 19th century
79cm

Provenance: Captain Poole ,  New Zealand and the Pacific islands   born 18?? -died 1918
Matthew Poole , New Zealand
Errol Willis , Auckland , New Zealand acquired from the above 1960

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Shield
Lumi, West Sepik Province, Wapi village, Upper Sepik River, Papua New Guinea

Wood, Rattan, Pigment
collected before 1958
Late 19th century
106cm

Provenance:
Aaron Vogelnest, Sydney

Published:
Shields of Melanesia by Beran & Craig- page 41

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Hand club, Patu Onewa
Maori, New Zealand

Greywacke stone, label and early London Entwistle sticker
17th-18th century
33.5cm

Provenance:
Lance Entwistle, London, UK
Dr. John Raven, Perth, Australia






Headrest
Huon Gulf, Papua New Guinea

Wood, remains of pigment
19th century
16cm

provenance:
collection Dr Edmund  Müller (1898-1976),  Beromünster, n° 3275
collection Frum, Toronto

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Ceremonial ladle
Austral Islands

wood, old paper label
late 18th century
91cm

provenance:
Arthur D. Emil, New York
Succession d'Arthur D. Emil, New York

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Shield
Astrolabe bay, Madang Province, Papua New Guinea

wood, pigment
early - mid 19th century
73cm

Provenance:
Collected in the 1920s by Frederick Pietz,
first American Lutheran missionary to Papua New Guinea in 1922
ex Warburg Theological Seminary museum , Iowa
Ex Michael Hamson, California

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Kongo-Vili zoomorphic power figure
Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa

Wood, nails, knife blades and metal pieces
Early 20th centurty
Length 67.3cm

Provenance :
Henri Kamer and Alan Brandt, Paris and New York (invoice no. "646565", described as "Animal nail fetish in wood with nail and blade inserts.
Archaic and rare example. Bakongo tribe. Western Congo")
Allan Stone, New York, acquired from the above on February 26, 1965

Exhibited:
The Bruce Museum, Greenwich, Connecticut, Power Incarnate: Allan Stone's Collection of Sculpture from the Congo, May 14 - September 4, 2011

Literature:
Kevin D. Dumouchelle, Power Incarnate: Allan Stone's Collection of Sculpture from the Congo, Greenwich, Connecticut, 2011, p. 31, cat. 7



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Malangan Figure
New Ireland

Wood, pigments, shell and vegetable fiber
Circa 1900

71cm

Provenance:
Private Collection, Tryon, North Carolina

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