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1. Papua New Guinea Steering Paddle or Rudder.
Papua New Guinea Steering Paddle or Rudder. Carved figural handle, for a very large kula canoe, c1930. David Said Collection.
L253cm
Lot No. 1
$200.00 - $300.00
2. Western Pacific Spear.
Western Pacific Spear. Malekula ceremonial spear. Terminating with Janus Head & 4 prongs. Vanuatu. David Said Collection.
L137cm
Lot No. 2
$150.00 - $300.00
3. Old Aripa Hunting Charm.
Old Aripa Hunting Charm. Early 20th C, Koriwari river. Reference: figure 24, p.28, Kaufmann, Corewori, Magic Art from the Rain Forest, Crawford House Publishing, 2003. David Said Collection.
L122cm
Lot No. 3
$350.00 - $500.00
4. Javanese Prow Decoration.
Javanese Prow Decoration. Tall carved decoration for an old Proa or fishing boat, Madura, Java. Polychrome Cockerell form. David Said Collection.
H157cm
Lot No. 4
$150.00 - $300.00
5. 3 Western Pacific Splashboards.
3 Western Pacific Splashboards. Old used carved board, incl. Gawa Island (Louisiade Archipelago); Huon Gulf: & Kirawina (Massim). David Said Collection.
L53cm (longest)
Lot No. 5
$180.00 - $300.00
6. Old Middle Sepik Gable Mask.
Old Middle Sepik Gable Mask. Haus tambaran, c1950. David Said Collection.
L60cm
Lot No. 6
$180.00 - $250.00
7. 3 Papua New Guinea Canoe Carvings.
3 Papua New Guinea Canoe Carvings. Incl. Murik Lakes canoe prow (91cm); latmul crocodile head prow, Middle Sepik (45cm); & Wanamo float connective carving (62cm). David Said Collection.
Lot No. 7
$200.00 - $300.00
8. Gogodala Tonaga Ceremonial Basket Hook.

Gogodala Tonaga Ceremonial Basket Hook. The clan symbol, suli, the python, devouring a clan ancestor, with the shank terminated in a hornbill head, (reference: Crawford A L, 'Aida-Life and Ceremony of the Gogoloda,' p.362 #423). David Said Collection.  L100cm


Lot No. 8
$550.00 - $650.00
9. Gogodala Ligale Dance Mask.
Gogodala Ligale Dance Mask. Aramiah river, PNG. Split cane, ochre & seed decoration. Attached to the head, the dancer looks through the 'mouth.' David Said Collection.
L54cm
Lot No. 9
$100.00 - $150.00
10. Nepalese Mask.
Nepalese Mask. Shaman's mask with animal fur beard & hair. Use patina. David Said Collection.
L39cm
Lot No. 10
$150.00 - $250.00
11. Highlands Axes & Polychrome Shield.
Highlands Axes & Polychrome Shield. 2 various cane bound stone axes & polychrome shield with medial line.
L130cm (shield)
Lot No. 11
$80.00 - $150.00
12. 2 Papua New Guinea Abelam Artefacts.
2 Papua New Guinea Abelam Artefacts. Small Utmandji initiation board collected by medical officer David S Johnston c1960; & small hornbill. David Said Collection.
L74cm (board)
Lot No. 12
$150.00 - $200.00
13. Papua New Guinea Utmandji Board.

Papua New Guinea Utmandji Board. 3 dimensional initiation ceremony board, Abelam carved for inner chambers of a Haus Tamberan for an initiation ceremony. Collected by medical officer David S Johnston c1960, reference: Fred Gerrits - The Haus Tambaran at Bongiorno. David Said Collection.  L99cm


Lot No. 13
$150.00 - $250.00
14. 3 Var Melanesian Canoe Paddles.
3 Var Melanesian Canoe Paddles. Incl. Lake Sentani man's paddle (carved); leaf shaped river paddle; & Trobriands paddle with reinforced tip. All old & used. David Said Collection.
L197cm (longest)
Lot No. 14
$200.00 - $300.00
15. Pr Mid 20th C Wooden Architectural Elements.
Pr Mid 20th C Wooden Architectural Elements. Carved Janus ram's heads, Burma or Laos c1940. (note: these can support a glass coffee table top). Losses, weathering & repairs. David Said Collection.
Lot No. 15
$200.00 - $300.00
16. Large West Timor Granary Door.
Large West Timor Granary Door. Relief carving of the crop fertility goddess, crowned with crescent moon. David Said Collection.
L117cm
Lot No. 16
$400.00 - $600.00
17. Western Pacific Ceremonial Ware.
Western Pacific Ceremonial Ware. Espirito Santo Island, Vanuatu, feast preparation flat mortar & pounder. David Said Collection.
L107cm (mortar)
Lot No. 17
$80.00 - $150.00
18. Large Abelam Ancestor Figure.
Large Abelam Ancestor Figure. Carved for a Haus Tambarn, PNG. The visible tongue is usually considered an indication that the piece was made for ritual use. David Said Collection.
H102cm
Lot No. 18
$200.00 - $300.00
19. Papua New Guinea Carved Post.
Papua New Guinea Carved Post. Kwoma Yina Koma Minja figure. David Said Collection.
L129cm
Lot No. 19
$150.00 - $300.00
20. Borneo Traditional Kenyah Dayak Beaded Baby Carrier

Borneo Traditional Kenyah Dayak Beaded Baby Carrier. Figure beaded cloth on tiny wood based form. David Said Collection.
H37cm


Lot No. 20
$100.00 - $200.00
21. Arussi African Headrest.
Arussi African Headrest. Decorated with brass pendant beads, Ethopia. David Said Collection.
H20cm
Lot No. 21
$60.00 - $120.00
22. Yangoru, Boiken Talipon Bride Price.
Yangoru, Boiken Talipon Bride Price. Woven & painted cane mask on a large conus shell segment. David Said Collection.
Lot No. 22
$100.00 - $200.00
23. Western Pacific Carved Mortar.
Western Pacific Carved Mortar. Large betel nut mortar resting on opposed figures, c1930, Trobriands Island. David Said Collection.
H23cm
Lot No. 23
$200.00 - $350.00
24. Old Feather Dance Headdress.
Old Feather Dance Headdress. Wai Wai people, Guyana, Central America. Braided trade cloth string & parrot feathers. David Said Collection.
Lot No. 24
$100.00 - $200.00
25. Papua New Guinea Sepik Big Man's Ceremonial Pig Killing Apron.
Papua New Guinea Sepik Big Man's Ceremonial Pig Killing Apron. This ritual object contains 49 pig tails. These aprons are often rented out at a high cost to feast givers who do not have their own. David Said Collection.
L50cm
Lot No. 25
$150.00 - $250.00
26. Head of a Nambugi Nevembur Society Funerary Spirit.
Head of a Nambugi Nevembur Society Funerary Spirit. Overmodeled clay with boars tusks, Malekula, Vanuatu. David Said Collection.
H28cm
Lot No. 26
$150.00 - $250.00
27. West Papua Lake Sentani Bowl.
West Papua Lake Sentani Bowl. Resting on 2 arched human figures. David Said Collection.
L37cm
Lot No. 27
$80.00 - $150.00
28. 3 Australian Aboriginal Artefacts.
3 Australian Aboriginal Artefacts. Incl. fluted club; woman's club & digging stick; & woomera (spear thrower). David Said Collection.
L71cm (digging stick)
Lot No. 28
$200.00 - $300.00
29. 3 Papua New Guinea Head & Hair Ornaments.
3 Papua New Guinea Head & Hair Ornaments. Cassoway feather folding head dress, PNG Western Highlands (AAG); old cassowary feather tuft; & rattan forked headdress. David Said Collection.
Lot No. 29
$80.00 - $150.00
30. 2 Island Melanesia Ceremonial Artworks.
2 Island Melanesia Ceremonial Artworks. Incl. opposed bird dance stick, Malaklula, Vauatu; & late 20th C initiation mask with bark cloth hood, Northern Solomons. David Said Collection.
H45cm (mask)
Lot No. 30
$80.00 - $100.00
31. Tiwi Kwajakor Dance Hat.
Tiwi Kwajakor Dance Hat. Mornington Peninsula, human hair, bamboo, ochres, cassowary feathers. David Said Collection.
H55cm
Lot No. 31
$200.00 - $300.00
32. 2 Early 20th C Tibetan Wooden Hand Cymbals.
2 Early 20th C Tibetan Wooden Hand Cymbals. Carved mythical creature handles. David Said Collection.
L26cm
Lot No. 32
$80.00 - $150.00
33. Papua New Guinea Old Archer's Shoulder Shield.

Papua New Guinea Old Archer's Shoulder Shield. Madang Province.These small hardwood shields were suspended under the armpit to protect the ribs, abdomen & vital organs as the bowman was standing sideways to aim. Reference p.55 'Shield of Melanesia,' Beran & Craig Eds, OAS. David Said Collection.  L39cm (shield)


Lot No. 33
$250.00 - $350.00
34. Old Bamboo & Basketry Quiver.
Old Bamboo & Basketry Quiver. Finely woven cane & decorated with cowrie shells, Laos. David Said Collection.
L57cm
Lot No. 34
$150.00 - $250.00
35. 5 Papua New Guinea Ceremonial Body Adornments.

5 Papua New Guinea Ceremonial Body Adornments. Incl. fafona pectoral - egg cowries, bush string, nassa shell, pigments; baler shell segment neck ornament; 2 beaded headbands; & 1920s Western Highlands woven armband, ex Kingsford Smith Collection. All with use patina. David Said Collection.


Lot No. 35
$150.00 - $200.00
36. 2 New Guinea Bird Form Prows.

2 New Guinea Bird Form Prows. Incl. long beaked Friarbird (piu) with ochre pigments, Walamo village PNG. Reference: Hermione Frankel, Canoes of Walamo; & old polychrome Humboldt Bay canoe prow with remnant pigments. David Said Collection.
H38cm (largest)


Lot No. 36
$150.00 - $250.00
37. Papua New Guinea Abelam Bone Dagger.

Papua New Guinea Abelam Bone Dagger. Bird claw terminal, ex Leo Fleischmann Collection. Dagger inscribed LF/D51. (Fleischmann was a long time associate of the late Senta Taft Henry of Galleries Primatif, Sydney). David Said Collection.
L31cm


Lot No. 37
$300.00 - $450.00
38. Hunter's Status Neckband.
Hunter's Status Neckband. Many Muitjak or Barking Deer tusks. Threaded on black cotton braided band. David Said Collection.
L40cm
Lot No. 38
$80.00 - $150.00
39. 2 Money Magic Charms.

2 Money Magic Charms. A Somp (oyster shell fragment, mounted on a wooden kina shell crescent); wealth attractants incl. mama somp with a proven shell fragment mounted on a kina shell. Use patina. David Said Collection.
W18g


Lot No. 39
$150.00 - $300.00
40. 4 Var West Timorese Traditional Lime Containers.
4 Var West Timorese Traditional Lime Containers. Incl. buffalo horn with inscribed ancestor lineage diagrams; coconut shell; engraved bamboo tube with lineage diagrams; & gourd. David Said Collection.
Lot No. 40
$80.00 - $150.00
41. Papua New Guinea Short Abelam Bone Dagger.
Papua New Guinea Short Abelam Bone Dagger. Parrot head motifs, worn in the armband or the hair. Use patina. David Said Collection.
L19cm
Lot No. 41
$150.00 - $250.00
42. 2 Old Massim Bone Lime Spatulas.

2 Old Massim Bone Lime Spatulas. Terminals decorated in the kula style. Mid 20th C. 1 with trade beads, seeds, red plastic discs (cut from a bucket), representing spondylus shell discs; the other with trade beads cowries & shell fragments. David Said Collection.  L26cm (longest)


Lot No. 42
$140.00 - $240.00
43. 2 Papua New Guinea Highlands Large Shell Pectorals.
2 Papua New Guinea Highlands Large Shell Pectorals. Incl. large polished baler shell segment; & red stained kina shell on a hard woven neckband. David Said Collection.
L23cm (baler shell)
Lot No. 43
$150.00 - $300.00
44. 2 Massim Mainland Lime Spatulas.
2 Massim Mainland Lime Spatulas. Intricate geometric motifs, Collingwood Bay. David Said Collection.
L43cm (longest)
Lot No. 44
$150.00 - $250.00
45. 2 PNG Highlands Carved Bark Belts.

2 PNG Highlands Carved Bark Belts. Incl. early 20th C wide bark belt, Melpa people, Mt Hagen area, Southern Highlands; & early 20th C narrow bark belt with red pigment. David Said Collection.
Dia 30cm (largest)


Lot No. 45
$200.00 - $300.00
46. Sumba Silver Necklace.

Sumba Silver Necklace. Grooms wedding necklace. Brass crescent with a punched design of crocodiles & a turtle, hangs from a thick cord of finely woven silver wire. David Said Collection.
88cm (chain)


Lot No. 46
$150.00 - $250.00
47. Antique Hand Woven Coca Bag.
Antique Hand Woven Coca Bag. c1900, Bolivia. Provenance: ex Leonard Coyne Collection, the collection # HD-172 on a hand sewn tabe inside the bag. David Said Collection.
20x20cm
Lot No. 47
$80.00 - $150.00
48. 7 West Timor Buffalo Horn Spoons.
7 West Timor Buffalo Horn Spoons. Old, domestically used with decorative carving. David Said Collection.
Lot No. 48
$80.00 - $150.00
49. 2 Philippines Tribal Hats.
2 Philippines Tribal Hats. Mid 20th C incl. small Kalinga sulpak woven pillbox hat with shell earpieces; & small Bontoc suklang hat with boar tusks. David Said Collection.
Dia 16cm (largest)
Lot No. 49
$250.00 - $350.00
50. Trobriands Collection.
Trobriands Collection. Group of artefacts incl. Trobriands finger drum c1960; 2 mid 20th C bracelets in Kula style; & assorted mortars & lime sticks incl. a pre-WW2 canoe shaped mortar.
Lot No. 50
$100.00 - $150.00
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