Cordys

A Solomon Islands canoe prow figurehead (nguzunguzu),

Estimate: $800 - $1,600


Lot Description

A Solomon Islands canoe prow figurehead (nguzunguzu),, Marovo Lagoon style, New Georgia Archipelago, collected by Sir Bruce Saunders, KBE (Australia), Honiara c.1960s/70s. Naturalistically modelled, dark stained wood with nautilus shell inlay to cheeks, chin and earlobes, eyes with tridacna shell inly. The pate carved with concentric bars, replicating hair or to assist in attaching a natural hair wig. Provenance: Private collection, Auckland. H.270mm.