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Artifacts: Ralph Cowan Collection

Name: Address: Phone: Pat L. Cowan 12 South 66 East Valparaiso IN 46383 219-462-0199
Photo Status Category Description Source Estimated/ Appraised Value Current Location Sale Price

ID #

RC1

Papua New Guinea

Mwai mask: 18".

RC2-68B

Papua New Guinea

Middle Sepik mask: 46", black design on gray.

RC3

Papua New Guinea

Ancestor figure: 30". Blackwater River area.

1974 Wyman Gallery: LaCasse Collection 1974 Wyman Gallery: LaCasse Collection 1984 Les Primitifs

RC4

East Indian

East Indian female figure

1979 New Orleans

RC5-43B

Papua New Guinea

Mask: 30", white face, open eye sockets, cowrie shells, cassowary feathers, grass to cover shoulders. Blackwater River.

1981 Les Primitifs

RC6-46B

Papua New Guinea

Washkuk Minja: 59"

1982 Les Primitifs

RC7-45E

Papua New Guinea

Washkuk female ancestor figure: 41", painted yellow and white design on dark ground, fertility figure.

1982 Les Primitifs

RC8-110

Papua New Guinea

Bird figure: 48", painted cowrie shells on crest. Korogo Village.

1982 Les Primitifs

RC9-41B

Papua New Guinea

Ancestor figure: 25", old man, right leg broken off at ankle.

1982 Les Primitifs

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RC10-115

Papua New Guinea

Female ancestor figure: 34 1/2", carving on face, white and red ochre, bird on top of figure. Kaminibit Village.

1982 Les Primitifs

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RC11

Papua New Guinea

Mwai mask: 18" 31". Tambanum Village.

1982 Les Primitifs

RC12

Papua New Guinea

Female figure: 17", protruding breasts with cowrie shell nipples, lower part large nose shape curving back into body. Kandegi Village.

1982 Les Primitifs

RC13-109

Papua New Guinea

Mask: 31", black with cowrie shells outlining face, pig tusk in nose. Biwat Village.

1982 Les Primitifs

RC14

Papua New Guinea

Post mask: 27" head with Negroid features, 8" high on top of narrow v-shaped post. Kaminibit Village.

1982 Les Primitifs

RC15-9D

Papua New Guinea

Washkuk bird/man figure: 64", standing figure, crude carving on chest, unpainted.

1982 Les Primitifs

RC16

Papua New Guinea

Wooden head: 16", painted and carved crown. Korogo Village.

1983 Les Primitifs

RC17

Papua New Guinea

Standing figure: 54", wood, open work, large face with small figure below.

1983 Les Primitifs

RC18-ROB99

Papua New Guinea

Kamanggabi figure: 34". Karawari River area. LaCasse Collection.

1982 Gruen Gallery

RC19-52

Papua New Guinea

War shield: 58", carved but unpainted. LaCasse Collection.

1983 Gruen Gallery

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RC20-69C

Papua New Guinea

Bark painting: 51". Kupkein Village upper Sepik River. LaCasse Collection.

1983 Gruen Gallery

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RC21-91

Papua New Guinea

War shield: 62", faded colors. Middle Sepik area. LaCasse Collection.

1983 Gruen Gallery

RC22-83

Papua New Guinea

Canoe paddle: 79", design in black on lighter ground. Solomon Islands? Ramu River.

1983 Douglas Kenyon Gallery 1983 Gruen Gallery

RC23

Papua New Guinea

Food hook: 24", gray. Middle Sepik. LaCasse Collection.

RC24

Papua New Guinea

Mwai mask: 31", cowrie shells, white feathers, black string framing lower face. LaCasse Collection.

1983 Gruen Gallery

RC25-106

Papua New Guinea

Cult hook: 62", opposed hooks, man's head in center.

1984 Eye on Design

RC26

Papua New Guinea

Two food pots: Fired clay red and black.

1983 North Coast Road east of Malala 1983 Mt. Hagen Cultural Center 1983 Mt. Hagen Cultural Center 1983 Mt. Hagen Cultural Center

RC27-45D

Papua New Guinea

Figure: 43", face painted red and yellow, 3 feathers on top of head, strings of seeds around neck and waist. Mt. Hagen area.

RC28

Papua New Guinea

Kundu: 29 1/2", black with carving at bottom. Mt. Hagen area.

RC29

Papua New Guinea

Seed necklace with pig tusk.

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RC30

Papua New Guinea

Suspension hook: 21 1/2", painted white, black and ochre.

1983 Timbunke

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RC31-50A

Papua New Guinea

Ceremonial hook: 41", painted.

1983 Palimbei

RC32-115

Papua New Guinea

Female figure: kneeling with bird on top of head.

1983 Palimbei

RC33

Papua New Guinea

Flute: 30 1/2", man's head and hook at bottom, dark brown.

1983 Palimbei

RC34

Papua New Guinea

Ceremonial hook: 37", double hook (one above the other), carved, dark stain.

1983 Palimbei

RC35-86

Papua New Guinea

Ceremonial hook: 37", central figure with crocodiles attached to either side.

1983 Kanganaman

RC36

Papua New Guinea

Suspension hook: 23", 2 heads facing away from each 1983 other, hook below, black and ochre. Kanganaman

RC37

Papua New Guinea

Dance mask: 19", turtle shell framed in wicker and chicken feathers.

1983 Kanganaman

RC38

Papua New Guinea

Woven mask to fit over head: 30" including grass at bottom, turtle shell face painted gray and black.

1983 Tambanum

RC39-41C

Papua New Guinea

Lime gourd with cassowary bone stick : 17", gourd brown with black design.

1983 Tambanum

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RC40

Papua New Guinea

Necklace of crocodile teeth.

1983 Tambanum

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RC41

Papua New Guinea

Bamboo flute: 60"

1983 Tambanum

RC42

Papua New Guinea

Brideprice headdress: Woven with cowrie shells.

1983 Tambanum

RC43

Papua New Guinea

Mask: 30", wooden and without mouth.

1983 Tambanum

RC44-ROB114

Papua New Guinea

Standing male figure: 48", oval face painted white and ochre.

1983 Tambanum

RC45

Papua New Guinea

Crocodile: 38", wood, carved, light brown stain, contemporary.

1983 Wewak Mission

RC46

Papua New Guinea

Flute: 29". Form of crocodile, carved with abstract designs.

1983 Wewak Cultural Center

RC47

Papua New Guinea

Headdress: female, cassowary feathers and woven raffia.

1983 Wewal Cultural Center

RC48-40

Papua New Guinea

Dagger: 15", cassowary bone.

1983 Cultural Center

RC49

Papua New Guinea

Dagger: 12", cassowary bone.

1983 Wewak Cultural Center

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RC50-40

Papua New Guinea

Dagger: 14", cassowary bone.

1983 Wewak Cultural Center

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RC51

Papua New Guinea

Mask: 9", bone with cassowary feathers and pig tusk.

1983 Kunjinginni (Wosera people) 1983 Wewak Cultural Center

RC52

Papua New Guinea

Lime stick: 15", top carved in form of cassowary bird.

RC53-120

Papua New Guinea

Standing figure: Maprik style, 36".

1983 Kunjinginni (Wosera people) 1983 Kunjinginni (Wosera people) 1983 Madang Cultural Center 1983 Madang Cultural Center 1983 Madang Cultural Center 1983 Madang Cultural Center 1983 Madang Cultural Center

RC54-42C

Papua New Guinea

Yam mask: 16", woven, painted ochre and black.

RC55

Papua New Guinea

Cult hook: 28 1/2", painted black, opposed hooks below, head above, carving in shape of feather above head.

RC56

Papua New Guinea

Spirit figure: 42", black, opposed hooks above and below face, right leg broken off at knee.

RC57

Papua New Guinea

Ceremonial hook: 36", red ochre and white, contemporary in Iatmul style.

RC58

Papua New Guinea

Two bamboo fishing spears: 62 1/2"

RC59

Papua New Guinea

Mask: 35 1/2", flat, painted abstract design.

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RC60-76

Papua New Guinea

Spirit figure: 36", gray series of opposed hooks above and below face, full body. Ramu River area.

1983 Madang Cultural Center

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RC61

Papua New Guinea

Clay pot: 8 1/2", red with central round opening at top 1983 Yabob and 3 openings on shoulder.

RC62

Papua New Guinea

Mask: 15", black.

1983 Tambanum

RC63

Papua New Guinea

Standing figure with crocodile on top: 67 1/2", black.

1983 Tambanum

RC64-ROB113

Papua New Guinea

Male figure: 48", gray with twine at waist, full figure. Carver from Chambri Lakes.

1983 Madang

RC65-70D

Papua New Guinea

Cult hook: 46", unpainted, head in profile at top, 1 hook broken off.

1983 Madang

RC66

Papua New Guinea

Flute mask: 26", flat, oval, with painted red eyes and crocodile head top and bottom. Ramu River area.

1984 Pacific Arts

RC67-111

Papua New Guinea

Bird/Man: 56", cane figure. Tambanum.

1984 Pacific Arts

RC68

Papua New Guinea

Mask: 30", wooden face stained brown, surrounded by 1984 Pacific cassowary feathers. Ramu River area. Arts

RC69-42A

Papua New Guinea

Woven Yam Mask: 35", very long nose tipped with feathers. Maprik area.

1984 Pacific Arts

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RC70

Papua New Guinea

Spirit Mask: 17", narrow, wooden, long nose unattached at bottom.

1984 Pacific Arts

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RC71-45C

Papua New Guinea

Spirit Mask: 29", large eyes, long nose, painted red, yellow, ochre, black and white. Kangingara Village, Blackwater River.

1984 Pacific Arts

RC72

Papua New Guinea

Standing Male Figure with cassowary feathers on head: 27" including feathers. Kamindibit Village.

1984 Pacific Arts

RC73-46C

Papua New Guinea

Maprik Figure: 38", painted red, yellow and black.

1984 PNG Arts

RC74-ROB112

Papua New Guinea

Spirit Mask: 34", face mask with cowrie shells, cassowary feathers and grass. Maramba Village.

1984 PNG Arts

RC75

Papua New Guinea

Spirit Figure: 42", black. Wokam Village, Ramu River.

1984 PNG Arts

RC76

Papua New Guinea

Spirit Figure: 28 1/2", gray. Wokam Village, Ramu River.

1984 PNG Arts

RC77

Papua New Guinea

Bird Figure: 35". Yamak Village.

1984 PNG Arts

RC78

Papua New Guinea

Cult Hook: 31", brown stain. Yenchen Mangoa Village.

1984 PNG Arts

RC79-70A

Papua New Guinea

Ceremonial Board: 95", red, black and white. Telefomin area.

1984 PNG Arts

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RC80-70B

Papua New Guinea

Gope Board: 58", white designs outlined in black on brown background. Gulf of Papua.

1984 PNG Arts

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RC81

Papua New Guinea

Mwai Mask: 25". Middle Sepik area.

1984 PNG Arts

RC82

Papua New Guinea

Standing Multi-figure Group With Bird on Top: gray color.

1984 PNG Arts

RC83

Papua New Guinea

Standing Figure: 45", crocodile on top, cassowary feathers around upper part of face. Angoram Village.

1984 PNG Arts

RC84-45A

Papua New Guinea

Gope Board: 56", black, dark red and white. Gulf of Papua.

1984 PNG Arts

RC85-54

Papua New Guinea

Man's Headdress: Eastern Highlands. Chimbu people.

1984 PNG Arts

RC86-42B

Papua New Guinea

Dance Mask: 24" plus cassowary feathers. Tami Island, Huon Gulf.

1984 Pacific Arts

RC87

Papua New Guinea

Gope Board: 36 1/2", red ochre and black design on white ground.

Kivaumai Village, Papuan Gulf

RC88

Papua New Guinea

War canoe protector (Savi): 35 1/2".

Tambanum

RC89-75

Papua New Guinea

Oswa: Shield-like shape with design in red and black, 56" high x 13" width, used in war ceremonies.

Nuoto people, Kandrian area

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RC90-88

Papua New Guinea

Ancestor Board: 45", design in white, black and red. Kupkein Village, upper Sepik

1984 PNG Arts

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RC91-55

Papua New Guinea

Skull Rack (agibe): 46 1/2"

Babaguima Village

RC91-55

Papua New Guinea

16"x20" mounted print of this item is available

RC92-69A

Papua New Guinea

Kuku: 63", round, post-like shape with carved, painted head, painted design below in brown, black, yellow ochre and white.

Gogodala area

RC93

Papua New Guinea

Masalai Figure: 50", painted, represents water spirits who sometimes good, sometimes bad.

Kamindibit Village

RC94

Papua New Guinea

Mwai Mask: 28 1/2"

Iatmul people, middle Sepik

RC95-70

Papua New Guinea

Gable Mask: 30", painted yellow ochre, black and white

Middle Sepik

RC96

Papua New Guinea

Flute: 30", bamboo, man's head (painted) on top, cassowary feathers near bottom.

Tambanum

RC97-48B

Papua New Guinea

Flute: 43 1/4", ceremonial, bamboo with face painted red and white, cowrie shells and cassowary feathers. Village unknown.

1984 Pacific Arts

RC98

Papua New Guinea

Ancestor Mask: 34", painted wood. Kuvenmas Village, Blackwater River. Numingi-Samos people.

1984 Pacific Arts

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RC99-62

Papua New Guinea

Spirit Mask: 14", fringed with cassowary feathers, carving filled with red clay. Numingi people, lower Sepik. Village unknown.

1984 Pacific Arts

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RC100-87

Papua New Guinea

Ancestor Figure (Bioma) "God of Lightning" Papuan Gulf.

1984 Pacific Arts

RC100-87

Papua New Guinea

16"x20" mounted print of this item is available

RC101-64

Papua New Guinea

Gope Board: 48", red, white and black. Papuan Gulf.

1984 Pacific Arts

RC102-39

Papua New Guinea

Baining Fire Dance Mask: 58", red, white and black design on tapa cloth. East New Britain.

1984 Pacific Arts

RC103-60

Papua New Guinea

Canoe Splash Board: 28" high, carved and painted. Trobriand Islands.

1984 PNG Arts

RC104-117

Papua New Guinea

Mwai Standing Figure: 49 1/2", painted red and black, cowrie shells and feathers. Iatmul, middle Sepik.

1984 PNG Arts

RC105

Papua New Guinea

Highlands Mask (Okapi): 16", bird of paradise feathers, cowrie shells, pig tusk. Village unknown.

1984 PNG Arts

RC106-80

Papua New Guinea

Washkuk Figure: 67" (179A21) Village Unknown.

1984 PNG Arts

RC107-84

Papua New Guinea

Mwai Mask: 33". Iatmul, middle Sepik.

1984 PNG Arts

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RC108

Papua New Guinea

Face Mask: 17", wood, no color. Angriman Village.

1984 PNG Arts

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RC109-51A

Papua New Guinea

Canoe Prow Shield (Sawos): 37". Tambanum Village.

1984 PNG Arts

RC110

Papua New Guinea

Large Black Mask: 53", cowrie shells and cassowary feathers. Tambanum Village. Damaged, set aside for repairs.

1984 PNG Arts

RC111-ROB108

Papua New Guinea

Flute Mask: 44". Biwat Village.

1984 PNG Arts

RC112-92

Papua New Guinea

Carving of 2 Fish and Moon: 29" wide, black. Village unknown.

1984 PNG Arts

RC113-73B

Papua New Guinea

Dance Mask: 19", brown stain, carving around perimeter. Angoram Village.

1984 PNG Arts

RC114-71

Papua New Guinea

Gope Board: 84". Papuan Gulf.

1984 PNG Arts

RC115

Papua New Guinea

Gope Board: 88", double figure. Papuan Gulf.

1984 PNG Arts

RC116

Papua New Guinea

Ancestor Figure: 58" (124A90), elongated head at top, bird and crocodile at bottom, painted black, brown and white. Gogodala people.

1984 PNG Arts

RC117-ROB102

Papua New Guinea

Oval Plaque: 34" (160D93), fringed with cassowary feathers, 3-dimensional head near bottom. Gogodala people.

1984 PNG Arts

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RC118-ROB103

Papua New Guinea

Oval Plaque: 54" (160D54), painted white, red ochre and brown. 3-dimensional head at top. Gogodala people.

1984 PNG Arts

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RC119

Papua New Guinea

Spirit Figure: 36", opposed hooks, cassowary feathers, gray color. Ramu River.

1984 PNG Arts

RC120

Papua New Guinea

Double-Headed Figure: 74", painted red and black with crocodile. Iatmul, middle Sepik.

1984 PNG Arts

RC121-94

Papua New Guinea

Double-Headed Figure: 59", similar to RC120, but not painted. Iatmul.

1984 PNG Arts

RC122

Papua New Guinea

Oval Mask: 40" including feathers, painted black, fringed with cassowary feathers. Angriman.

1984 PNG Arts

RC123-84

Papua New Guinea

Spirit Board: 60", painted red and black. Angriman.

PNG Arts

RC124-46A

Papua New Guinea

Kina Shell Chest Piece With Neck Strap. Village unknown.

1984 PNG Arts

RC125

Papua New Guinea

Wooden Comb.

Trobriand Islands

RC126

Papua New Guinea

Figure With Elongated Oval Face 14 1/2". Lower Sepik.

1984 PNG Arts

RC127

Papua New Guinea

Full Figure: 15", stained red. Lower Sepik.

1984 PNG Arts

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RC128

Papua New Guinea

Ceremonial Dress: 31", child's costume made of raffia. Tambanum.

1985 Chicago Galleries Auction 1985 CortlandLeyten Gallery 1987 Jack Edler

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RC129

Papua New Guinea

Mexican Mask: 12" plus stand 14" leather, face green, mouth and ears red, mirrors for eyes.

RC130-89

Papua New Guinea

Standing Figure: 54", carving on upper arms and stomach, some areas of red ochre stain.

RC131-74

Papua New Guinea

Woven Basket Mask (Purari Mask) : 38" long, pointed nose, grass missing on right side. Papuan Gulf.

1987 Jack Edler

RC132-38C

Papua New Guinea

Woven Basket Mask: 40" including grass to cover shoulders, face has alternate light and dark stripes. Papuan Gulf.

1987 Jack Edler

RC133-66B

Papua New Guinea

Ceremonial Pig Basher: 20" high, 31" long, wood carved, unpainted.

1987 Jack Edler

RC134-98

Papua New Guinea

Aibom Container: 17" high, 13 1/2" wide, fired clay with white face, lower part brown with white face, lower part dark with white design.

1987 Jack Edler

RC135-69E

Papua New Guinea

Crocodile Swallowing Man: Length 106", brown, white and black painted decoration. Gogodola.

1987 Jack Edler

RC136

Papua New Guinea

Bow With 11 Arrows: Bow 56", lower part of arrows stained black, bow string bamboo unstained.

1987 Jack Edler

RC137

Papua New Guinea

Cricket Bat and Ball: Bat 36" unpainted. Trobriands.

1987 Jack Edler

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RC138

Papua New Guinea

Food Hook: 27", paint faded, tongue projecting.

1987 Jack Edler

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RC139-44A

Papua New Guinea

Cult Hook: 52 1/2"

1987 Jack Edler

RC140

Papua New Guinea

Three Arrows With Various Barbs.

1987 Jack Edler

RC141-77

Papua New Guinea

War Shield: 71", 3 faces above each other plus painted designs in orange, black and white.

1987 Jack Edler

RC142-47

Papua New Guinea

Yena Figure: 46" wood face at top, faded red with tapered column below. Washkuk.

1987 Jack Edler

RC143-38

Papua New Guinea

Skull Rack (Agibe): 30" wood painted brown and white. Papuan Gulf.

1987 Jack Edler

RC143-38

Papua New Guinea

16"x20" mounted print of this item is available

RC144

Papua New Guinea

War Spear: 113", sharpened bamboo point, carved head near base of point.

1987 Jack Edler

RC145-ROB107

Papua New Guinea

War Shield 59" from April or May River.

1990 Private Collector

RC146

Papua New Guinea

Indian Club: 31" (Iroquois?), dark stain leather handle, feathers along shaft, knob-like shape at top.

1990 Higdon Auction

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RC147

Papua New Guinea

Alligator Club: 37", feathers at top, alligator teeth on both edges from top to center section, cluster of feathers and cowrie shells at center, incised carving along wooden handle to bottom. Solomon Islands. Ceremonial Club: 21", stained black with white rubbed into incised design. New Ireland.

1990 Higdon Auction Ottawa, IL

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RC148

Papua New Guinea

1991 Tom Burns, Chicago

RC149

Papua New Guinea

Bark Figure: 21" standing figure stained brown, unpainted. Village unknown.

1991 Tom Burns

RC150-69B

Papua New Guinea

Ho Hai Ho Figure: 49 1/2" red, black and white. Probably Purari Gulf.

1991 Tom Burns

RC150-69B

Papua New Guinea

16"x20" mounted print of this item is available

RC151

Papua New Guinea

Ceremonial Plaque: 24" white abstract figures on red ground. Asmat.

1991 Tom Burns

RC152

Papua New Guinea

Ceremonial Plaque: 41" red abstract figures outlined in black on gray ground. Asmat.

Tom Burns

RC153-ROB104

Papua New Guinea

Ceremonial Board: 62" red abstract figures outlined in black on white ground. Asmat.

1991 Tom Burns

RC154-61

Papua New Guinea

War Shield: 62", red, black and white diamond design, 1992 Maury rudimentary face at top, small break at lower right. Bynum

RC155-72A

Papua New Guinea

Two Oars: 66". Asmat. Village unknown.

1992 Maury Bynum

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RC156-105

Papua New Guinea

Bark Cloth: 27"x53", brown with black and white design. Lake Sentani.

1992 Maury Bynum

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RC157

Papua New Guinea

Open Work Plaque: 7 1/2"x67" high with abstract 1992 Maury human and animal motifs, overall reddish brown stain. Bynum

RC158-72

Papua New Guinea

Ceremonial Spear: 51", reddish brown stain. Asmat.

1992 Maury Bynum

RC159-118

Papua New Guinea

Woven Bag: 12"x20 1/2", various shades of brown.

1992 Maury Bynum

RC160-63A

Papua New Guinea

Ceremonial Hand Drum: 49", overall black color with painted designs in center and lower portions. Weam Village, Fly River.

1992 Dunnings Auction

RC161-56

Papua New Guinea

Gope Board: 53", white abstract figures painted on gray unpainted background. Turama River, Papuan Gulf.

1992 Dunnings Auction

RC161-56

Papua New Guinea

16"x20" mounted print of this item is available

RC162-96

Papua New Guinea

Wooden Paddle Shape: 63", painted design on both sides. Used to urge ancestral spirits to lease village. Papuan Gulf, mouth of Fly River, Gogodola area.

1992 Dunnings Auction (St. Louis Museum)

RC162-96A

Papua New Guinea

Close-up photo of design on one side of paddle.

RC162-96B

Papua New Guinea

Close-up photo of design of other side of paddle.

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RC163

Papua New Guinea

Standing Spirit Figure Suspension Hook 49" Iatmul.

1992 Dunnings Auction

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RC164

Papua New Guinea

War Shield: 74", with ancestral figure on top, colors faded. Asmat.

1992 Dunnings Auction

RC165

Papua New Guinea

Kambot Story Board: 36"x26". Kambot Village.

1993 Dunnings Auction

RC166

Papua New Guinea

Wood Carved Axe With Stone Head: Approximately 25 1/2" x 12 1/2". Village unknown.

1993 Dunnings Auction

RC167-97C

Papua New Guinea

War Club: 46" with small, round stone with hole in center and tapered wood handle.

1993 Dunnings Auction

RC168-97B

Papua New Guinea

War club: 38" with flat disk stone with hole in center for head and wood handle.

1993 Dunnings Auction

RC169

Papua New Guinea

Ceremonial Dance Shield: 37", in form of war shield with ancestral figure on top, painted red, white and black. Agats Village. Asmat.

1993 Blackwater Gallery

RC170

Papua New Guinea

Parrying Club: 46 1/2", stained black. Solomon Islands.

1993 Fagan & Co.

RC171-121

Papua New Guinea

Abelam Commemorative Piece: 50", two faces with other designs in black, red and white on light yellow background.

1993 Mike Kuntz Dallas, TX

RC172

Papua New Guinea

Yam Mask: 29" oval face in black, white and orange.

1993 Mike Kuntz Dallas, TX

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RC173

Papua New Guinea

Small Drum: 24", abstract design in red, black and white. Asmat.

1993 Mike Kuntz Dallas, TX

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RC174-63B

Papua New Guinea

Small Drum: 28", abstract design in orange, black and white. Asmat.

1993 Mike Kuntz Dallas, TX

RC175

Papua New Guinea

Commemorative Plaque: 34" oval shape with red design outlined in black on white ground, 2 male heads at top. Asmat.

1993 Mike Kuntz Dallas, TX

RC176

Papua New Guinea

Commemorative Plaque: 31" oval shape with snake in black and red abstract shapes on gray ground. Asmat.

1993 Mike Kuntz Dallas, TX

RC177-67

Papua New Guinea

Horizontal Drum: 26 1/2", unpainted wood, plain handle in center, carvings of birds on either side, additional carving on body. Trobrind Islands.

Simpson Galleries Houston, TX

RC178-ROB100

Papua New Guinea

Canoe Prow: 19 1/2", unpainted wood, rows of serrations around head of animal. Swagup Village, upper Sepik.

Simpson Galleries Houston, TX

RC179-73C

Papua New Guinea

Yam Mask: 14", colors orange, white and black. Village unknown.

1994 Blackwater Gallery

RC180-82

Papua New Guinea

RC180A

Papua New Guinea

Canoe Paddle: 58", design painted in black on one side of paddle, human face at end of handle with opposed hooks above and below. Ramu River. The paddle is from the collection of Stanley Marcus of Nieman-Marcus. Detail of Canoe Paddle Handle.

1994 Mike Kuntz

RC181

Papua New Guinea

Asmat Shield: 71 1/2", red design on white background, one horizontal black band top and bottom.

1994 Auction Union Mills, IN

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RC182

Papua New Guinea

Asmat Shield: 39 3/4", red design on white background, two horizontal black stripes with one red stripe in between top and bottom.

1994 Auction Union Mills, IN

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RC183

Papua New Guinea

Asmat Spear: 102 3/4", unpainted wood, integral 1994 barbs at tip, open work design approximately 34" from Auction tip. Union Mills, IN Detail of open work design.

RC183A

Papua New Guinea

RC184

Papua New Guinea

New Guinea Bamboo Smoking Pipe: 16 3/4", diameter approximately 2 1/2", leaf design in brown. From Hallinan Collection.

1994 Mark Wiesman

RC185

Papua New Guinea

Papuan Gulf Drum: 41", unpainted wood, stained dark with incised design upper 1/3.

1994 Hurst Gallery

RC186

Papua New Guinea

New Guinea Sago Pounder: 21 1/2", wood stained brown, incised design. Village unknown.

Mark Wiesman

RC187

Papua New Guinea

New Guinea Spear: 86 1/2", wood stained black, integral barbed tip, shallow incised design 24" from tip.

1994 Fagan & Co.

RC187A

Papua New Guinea

Detail of design.

RC187b

Papua New Guinea

Detail of design.

RC188

Papua New Guinea

New Guinea Battle Axe:29 1/2" (Biliong), natural wood 1994 Fagan haft with incised pigmented segment near grip, rattan& Co. wrapped terminal socket supporting black horn point.

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RC189

Papua New Guinea

Canoe Prow Ornament: 27 1/2" wooden open work unpainted. Cenderwasih (Geelvink) Bay.

1994 Mike Kuntz

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RC190-38B

Papua New Guinea

Slit Gong Drum: 99 1/2" unstained, characteristic large eyes and carving around head, areas of lichen throughout body of drum. No. Ambryn, Vanuatu.

1995 Mike Kuntz

RC191-48A

Papua New Guinea

Grade Society Figure: 85" Fern tree.

1995 Mike Kuntz

RC192-45B

Papua New Guinea

Spider Web Dance Staff: 40", grimacing head painted red and black with peaked cap, large pig's tusk framing face, wooden stick below. Bintun Village, Vanuatu. Used in circumcision ceremonies. Kap-Kap Chest Ornament: 5" diameter, open work turtle shell carving against mother of pearl background. Santa Cruz Islands.

1995 Mike Kuntz

RC193

Papua New Guinea

1995 Mike Kuntz

RC194

Papua New Guinea

Fijian Cannibal's Club: 40" (Kiakova) dark reddish patina. Old collection label from Christiaani Collection.

1995 Fagan & Co.

RC195-59

Papua New Guinea

New Ireland Splashboard: 19 1/2" x 30 1/2", unpainted wood, intricately carved.

1995 Mike Kuntz

RC196

Papua New Guinea

Solomon Islands Club: 18" short paddle form, each face decorated with mother of pearl flower heads against darker background.

Fagan & Co.

RC197

Papua New Guinea

Fijian Club (Totokia): 43 1/2", grip incised in panels of Fagan & Co. hounds tooth decorations.

RC197A

Papua New Guinea

Detail of grip.

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RC198

Papua New Guinea

RC198A

Papua New Guinea

Admiralty Islands Paddle: 41 1/4" teardropped shaped blade with cylindrical shaft terminating in rectangular grip. Blade, shaft and grip highly decorated in geometric motifs. (This piece, while attributed to the Admiralty Islands in the catalog, is probably from the Cook or Austral Islands, according to Robert Welsch of the Field Museum. Detail of grip.

1995 Sotheby's

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RC198B

Papua New Guinea

Detail of paddle blade.

RC199-69D

Papua New Guinea

New Guinea Axe: 30", black basalt blade inset through thickest part of tapering shaft.

1996 Sotheby's

RC200

Papua New Guinea

Thailand Flute: 49"x30", shape formed by this instrument is a right angle. Slight damage.

1988 Jack Edler

RC301

Papua New Guinea

New Guinea Flute: 15", variety of incised designs 1996 Robert throughout length, wood stained dark, rooster's at top. Mason (Probably Middle Sepik)

RC302-72D

Papua New Guinea

Fijian Club: 15", segmented head with 8 lobes, incised design throughout length of handle, reddish brown patina, old.

1996 Mike Kuntz

RC303-ROB97A

Papua New Guinea

New Guinea Stone Head Club: 42"

1996 Fagan & Co.

RC304A-72

Papua New Guinea

Solomon Islands Paddle (Buka) 58 1/2". Collected by British Naval Captain Royce circa 1850.

1996 Mike Kuntz

RC304B

Papua New Guinea

Reverse side of RC304A

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RC305

Papua New Guinea

Solomon Islands Ceremonial Bowl with shell inlays. Head of bird and leaping fish at each end. 45" long, 13 3/4" high.

1996 Mike Kuntz

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RC306-85

Papua New Guinea

3-New Guinea Armbands, various sizes.

1996 Christie's

RC307-119

Papua New Guinea

RC308

Papua New Guinea

Adze With Blade of Tridacna Shell 17 1/2". Research supplied indicates origin in Micronesia, probably in area of Ponape. Collected by member of Johnson family of New England, who made several voyages in this area in the 30' and 40's. New Guinea War Club: 33 1/2", both edges of striking face cut with toothed design. Incised designs along entire length, handle in foolscap shape.

1996 David Rosenthal

1997 Fagan & Co.

RC309

Papua New Guinea

Fijian "Pineapple" Club (Totokia) 29 1/2".

1997 Fagan & Co.

RC310-72D

Papua New Guinea

Fijian Throwing Club 17".

1997 Fagan & Co.

RC311-57

Papua New Guinea

New Guinea Palmwood Club: 48 1/2" Butt flared in birdtail form, snake motif incised below tail. Origin probably New Britain.

1997 Fagan & Co.

RC312

Papua New Guinea

Fijian Cannibal Club (Sali): 38 1/2", striking face incised both sides with panels of hexagonal lugs flanked by hound's tooth borders.

1997 Fagan & Co.

RC313

Papua New Guinea

Gope Board 35 1/2".

1997 Rob Welsch

RC314A

Papua New Guinea

Easter Island Staff 38" from collection of Wayne Heathcote.

1977 Mike Kuntz

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RC314B

Papua New Guinea

Detail.

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RC314C

Papua New Guinea

Detail.

RC314D

Papua New Guinea

Detail.

RC315-49A

Papua New Guinea

Asmat Hand Drum: 20 1/2", painted black, yellow and red. Lake Sentani.

1997 Mike Kuntz

RC316-49B

Papua New Guinea

Asmat Hand Drum: 21" unpainted. Lake Sentani.

1997 Mike Kuntz

RC317

Papua New Guinea

Dance Wand 43 1/2", bamboo. Vanuatu.

1997 Mike Kuntz

RC318

Papua New Guinea

Maori Hand Club: 17", deep red patina.

John Temple

RC319

Papua New Guinea

Peruvian Funerary Mask: 12"x12", blue, white, red and Smithsonian black. Copy of traditional mask.

RC320-58

Papua New Guinea

Karawari River Cave Figure: 60 1/4", part of group discovered in the 1960's, from the collection of Wayne Heathcote.

1998 Mike Kuntz

RC320-58

Papua New Guinea

16"x20" mounted print of this item is available

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RC321

Papua New Guinea

Pudding Knife 31"

1998 Mike Kuntz

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RC322

Papua New Guinea

Banks Island Suque Figure made of tree fern.

1998 Mike Kuntz

RC323

Papua New Guinea

Fijian Club: 27", dark brown patinas, incised with geometric patterns.

1998 Sotheby's

RC324

Papua New Guinea

Flute Stopper: 20", stained dark brown with lighter spots, probably middle Sepik.

1998 Ron Woodrick

RC325

Papua New Guinea

Cassowary Bone Dagger:17", human face at top decorated with shells and cassowary feathers.

1998 Ron Woodrick

RC326-41A

Papua New Guinea

Bridal Necklace: Manam, made of various shells, dog's 1998 Robert teeth, etc. Welsch

RC327

Papua New Guinea

Santos Figure 31 1/2" - Mexico

1998 John Temple

RC328

Papua New Guinea

Ceremonial Adze: 32", 18th-19th century from Mangaia, Cook Islands - entire length of staff incised with intricate geometric design topped with basalt blade. Maori taiaha 52" 19th-early 20th century stained dark brown.

1998 Mike Kuntz

RC329

Papua New Guinea

1999 Mike Kuntz

RC330

Papua New Guinea

Fijian Priest's Dish: 9" high x 17" wide. C. 1880, wood stained dark gray.

1999 Mike Kuntz

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RC331-51B

Papua New Guinea

Sepik River Ladle 1920-1940 wooden handle with carved figures stained dark brown, ladle of shell.

1999 Mike Kuntz

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RC332

Papua New Guinea

Solomon Islands Buka, ceremonial

Sotheby's

RC333-79

Papua New Guinea

Sentani Drum

Larry Kolton

RC334-66A

Papua New Guinea

Large Mask, 28" high. Ramu Sepik

1983 PNG

RC335

Papua New Guinea

String Bag from Aitape

2000 Rob Welsch

RC336-5b

Shield

RC337-65

Obsidian Spear

RC339-95

Flute

RC340-68a

Mask

RC201

African

Dogon Mask: 20", figure with arms upraised, no color, weathered

1981 Gruen Gallery

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RC202

African

Mali Fetish: 23 1/2", female figure with bead necklace and earrings. In private collection before 1960.

1983 Les Primitifs

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RC203

African

Ashanti Figure 24 1/2"

1984 Les Primitifs

RC204

African

Senufo Figure 43"

1984 Les Primitifs

RC205

African

Dogon Mask: 26", seated female figure.

1984 Les Primitifs

RC206

African

Yoruba Gelede: 20 1/2", conical headdress, red ochre on face.

1984 Les Primitifs

RC207

African

Dan Mask: 13", no color, nails for teeth.

1984 Gruen Gallery

RC208

African

Ghana Figure: 21" seated figure, unfinished wood.

1985 Field Museum

RC209

African

Guli Mask 31 1/2". Baule - Ivory Coast.

1985 Les Primitifs

RC210

African

Mali Sacrificial Basin: 55", unpainted wood.

1985 Chicago Art Gallery Auction 1983 Chicago Art Gallery Auction

RC211

African

Double Figure: 10", 2 figures seated, joined at back and head, polished stone.

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RC212

African

Bobo Fing Plank Mask: 85", faded colors, old. Upper Volta.

1985 Gruen Gallery

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RC213

African

Baule Mask 10 1/2"

1985 Gruen Gallery

RC214

African

Male and Female Figures: 8", wood. Ewe, Nigeria.

1985 Gruen Gallery

RC215

African

Ceramic Head 7 1/2". Ashanti.

1985 Gruen Gallery

RC216

African

Senufo Firespitter Mask: 37", old, unpainted, repaired.

1985 Gruen Gallery

RC217

African

Nook Stone Head 5". Ivory Coast.

1985 Gruen Gallery

RC218

African

Judgment Figure: 17" ceramic head topped with feathers, cowrie shell eyes, separate wand with feathers. Gabon.

1985 Les Primitifs

RC219

African

Fang Mask: 24 1/2", painted white with black crest, blue eyes, ochre eyebrows and stripe down of face. Used to protect against sorcerers and criminals.

1985 Les Primitifs

RC220

African

Marka Mask: 12", wood, copper and fiber. Male.

1985 Les Primitifs

RC221

African

Lobi Male Figure: 25 1/2", wood, unpainted.

1985 Gruen Gallery

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RC222

African

Ashanti Comb: 22", wood, unpainted, 3 figures at top.

1986 Gruen Gallery

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RC223

African

Boyaka Figure: 18 1/4" standing figure, stained brown, damage to right arm. Kasai, Zaire (Belgian Congo).

1986 African Trader

RC224

African

Ibibio Mask: 12", wood, head only, stained dark brown.

1986 African Trader

RC225

African

Congo Nail Fetish: 20", black stained wood, right upraised, 2 mirrors in front center of figure.

1986 Les Primitifs

RC226

African

Commemorative Funeral Figure: 59", abstract head at top, various incised designs below, wood painted white. Gohu Society, Kenya.

1986 Chase Gilmore Gallery

RC227

African

Round Container: 8", wood, leather and fur.

1986 Kenya

RC228

African

Message Container: 12", buffalo horn, twine, cowrie shells.

1986 Kenya

RC229

African

Water Container: 18", black stained wood, beads, leather straps.

1986 Kenya

RC230

African

Marka Mask: 13 1/2", wood, copper, fabric, beads and bells. Mali.

1986 Brussels

RC231

African

Dogon Kanaga Mask: 38", wood, unpainted. Niger River Bend.

1986 Gruen Gallery

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RC232

African

Shield: 41" with 2 spears. Shield in brown leather with design outlined in black; spears with metal ends and wooden shafts.

1986 Jack Edler

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RC233

African

Wagoma-Babuye Mask: 18", large concave eyes divided into quarters by black bands; and painted red and white, mouth in shape of small, protruding circle. Zaire. Helmut Mask: 19 1/2", painted white and blue, raffia skirt underneath face. Suku Tribe, Zaire.

1992 Dunnings Auction

RC234

African

1992 Dunnings Auction

RC235

African

Chief's Staff: 29", head of gazelle (?) at top, unpainted. Mossi Tribe, Upper Volta.

1994 Gruen Gallery

RC236

African

Beaded Elephant Mask 43 1/2". Cameroons.

1995 Sotheby's

RC237

African

Nimba Mask 54". Baga Tribe.

1995 Gruen Gallery

RC238

African

Mambila Fetish: 13", elongated, smiling face, loosely wrapped in burlap. Considered to be a hunting fetish. Swaziland, Cameroons.

1996 Robert Mason

RC239

African

Mambia Fetish: 10 1/2", unpainted wood, tightly 1996 Robert wrapped in burlap with 2 chicken feathers. Considered Mason to be a hunting fetish.

RC240

African

Council Axe 30 1/2". Symbol of status and authority among elders, early 1890's. Swaziland, Cameroons.

1996 Robert Mason

RC241

African

Wooden Necklace

1987 Les Primitifs

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RC242

African

Stone Necklace: Incised image of dog at base.

Higdon Auction

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RC243

African

Songe Ritual Axe: 16 1/2", fan-shaped forged iron blade, wooden handle.

1996 Fagan & Co.

RC244

African

Salam Pasu Head Hunter's Sword and Scabbard 22 1/2".

1996 Fagan & Co.

RC245

African

Mangbetu Warrior's Knife: 12 1/2", sharply curved blade.

Fagan & Co.

RC246

African

Nsakara/Azande Shortsword: 20", blade curved.

1997 Fagan & Co.

RC247

African

Three Legged Stool.

1997 Gruen Gallery

RC248A

African

Mahongwe Reliquary Figure (front view) 27 1/4". Gabon.

1997 Gruen Gallery

RC248B

African

Mahongwe Reliquary Figure (Back view).

RC249

African

Bwa Mask 53 1/2". Representative of nature spirits. Burkina Faso.

1998 Gruen Gallery

RC250

African

Assorted Besonge Knives. Zaire.

1998 Gruen Gallery

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RC251

African

Assorted Besonge Knives. Zaire.

1998 Gruen Gallery

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RC252

African

Assorted Besonge Knives. Zaire.

1998 Gruen Gallery

RC253

African

Assorted Besonge Knives. Zaire.

1998 Gruen Gallery

RC254

African

Dogon Rainmaker Figure: 26 1/2", man with arms raised, one hand clenched into fist, the other open, wood, no color.

1998 Gruen Gallery

RC255

African

Yoruba Figure: 9 1/2" wearing robe covered with cowrie shells.

1998 Gruen Gallery

RC256

African

Baga Snake Figure: 69 3/4", wood carved to resemble standing snake and colored gray with diamond shapes painted white with traces of yellow.

1998 Larry Kolton

RC257

African

Guro Mask: 19 1/2", female head somewhat Oriental, stained black with bird on top. Ivory Coast.

1999 Gruen Gallery

RC258

African

Besonge Male Figure: 12 1/2", head decorated with 4 brass tacks, I missing, medium brown stain. Zaire.

1999 Gruen Gallery

RC259

African

Ki Wara Headdress: 55", traditional design, some parts covered with brass. Bambara, Mali.

1999 Gruen Gallery

RC260

African

Dogon Door 6' x 3'.

2000 Larry Kolton

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RC261

African

Trobrian Island Staff

2000 Larry Kolton

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RC262

African

Dani Stone Axe

2000 Larry Kolton

RC263

African

Dani Gourd

2000 Larry Kolton

RC264

African

Asmat Ancestor Pole

2000 Larry Kolton

RC265

African

Lake Sentani Drum

2000 Larry Kolton

RC266

African

Dimiri Smoke Pot

2000 Larry Kolton

RC267

African

Dyak Sword

2000 Larry Kolton

RC268

African

Dyak Shield

2000 Larry Kolton

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