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Uli 
New Ireland 
19th century 

wood, pigments and shells
112.4cm

Provenance :
-Dr Albert Kornmajer, Herbertshöhe, New Britain, acquired in situ prior to 1905
-Badische Landesmuseum, Kalsruhe (inv. no. A 8368), acquired from the above
-Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen, Mannheim (inv. no. III Sü 6973), acquired from the above by exchange in 1935
-Arthur Speyer III, Berlin, acquired from the above in 1966, probably by exchange
-Harry A. Franklin, Beverly Hills, acquired from the above by 1970

Published :
-John Lunsford, Arts of Oceania, Dallas, 1970, n.p., cat. no. 94
-George R. Ellis, Oceanic Art: A Celebration of Form, San Diego, 2009, p. 47, cat. no. 26
-Jean-Philippe Beaulieu, Uli, 2019 (forthcoming)

Exhibited :
-Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Arts of Oceania, October 10 - November 29, 1970
-San Diego Museum of Art, Oceanic Art: A Celebration of Form, January 31, 2009 - January 3, 2010


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Canoe prow figure
New Georgia, Solomon Islands

wood, shell, parinarium-nut paste and pigments
Early 19th century
18cm

Provenance:
John. J. Klejman, New York
Gerald Cramer, Geneva


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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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U'u club
Marquesas Island

iron wood (casuarina equisetifolia)

Mid to late 18th century
142cm

Provenance :
private collection Belgium

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Ancient  Mask
Vao Island, Vanuatu

wood
18th century or earlier
Height 44cm

provenance:
collection Francesco Pellizi, New York
collection Carlo Monzino, Castagnola

exhibited:
Bruxelles, Espace cultural ING, Oceanie. Signes de pouvoir, 23rd Oct 2008- 15th Mar 2009

Literature:
Barbier-Mueller, "La verite est ailleurs" in Arts & Cultures, No3, 2002, Page 308, No.1
ING, Oceanie, Signes de rites, symboles d'autorite. 2008, Page 113, No.107

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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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Rare Monumbo Shield
Ramu River, Papua New Guinea

wood, fibre and natural pigments
Late 19th  century
170cm

Provenance:
-Enrico Donati, New York






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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Ceremonial adze
Cook Islands, Magaia Island

Wood, stone, sennit
19th century
86cm

Preserved Fish Deuel, Cambridge, New York (1783-1861)
Private Collection, New York

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Bowl
Kaniet Island, Micronesia

Wood
Late 19th century
45cm

Provenance:
Willem Kok collection, Sydney

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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 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

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Headrest
Huon Gulf, Papua New Guinea

Wood, remains of pigment
19th century
16cm

19th century

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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Headrest Kali laloni
Tonga

wood, mother of pearl sennit binding
19th century
117cm

published:
 St. Cartmail, Keith, The Art of Tonga, University of Hawai'i Press, Honolulu, HI, 1997, fig. 2

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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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Shield
Arawe/Kandian, New Britian, Papua New Guinea

Wood, Cane, Pigment
Circa 1900- 1920
146cm

Provenance:
Willem Kok collection, Sydney

HOLD






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