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Auction Closes At: 10:14:00 05/23/2018
Time Remaining: Closed
Lot# & Name: 483. Mortlock Island “Tapuanu” Mask
Estimate: $3,000-$5,000
Current High Bid: $4,500.00
Auction Closed(Final Price) $4,500.00

Category: Ethnographic and Tribal Art
Sub Category: Oceania (South Seas and New Guinea)
Culture or Country: Caroline Islands, Micronesia.
Period: --
Size: 15”H. (38cm)

Description: Good old large example of this rare mask with fine elongated geometric forms. Horizontal headdress and encircling beard adorned with white painted pattern. The face with relief angular brows above tiny slit eyes, raised linear nose, and painted mouth area extending to chin. The hair ornament broken off. The mask represented an ancestor spirit, and would have hung in the ceremonial house.
Provenance: Ex. William Franklin, Army Core of Engineers, collected 1900-1910. By descent to nephew, in 1981.
Shipping Fee:
National: $28.00
International: $134.00 (This is approximate and for Postal Service. Prices may vary, especially for private carriers such as: FEDEX, UPS and BAX).

Mortlock Island “Tapuanu” Mask

BIDDER BID QTY Original Bid Time
1. theo $4,500.00 1 5/22/2018 3:28:40 PM
2. Poyer $4,500.00(losing tie) 1 5/23/2018 10:07:24 AM
3. Poyer $4,000.00 1 5/23/2018 10:07:05 AM
4. Hug $3,500.00 1 5/23/2018 10:02:53 AM
5. Jiri $3,000.00 1 5/23/2018 1:47:19 AM

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