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A Fine Early 19th Century Papahou

A fine  early 19th century Papahou, extensively carved to the top and sides with wheku, manaia and marakihau featured in our December Māori, Oceanic, African, and Asian art auction.

Estimate : $30,000-$40,000 
Achieved $40,000 Plus Buyer's Premium


This sale included a superb offering of Māori artefacts including three important historic mere pounamu, wakahuia and papahou, weapons, hei-tiki and items of adornment and a large collection of toki. Also included will be a large library of tribal art and Māori reference books and a collection of historic Māori photographs.
The African and Asia component of the sale will include the Lim-Strutt collection of African art and Southeast Asia ceramics comprising over 70 pieces. Also featured will be a large collection of Papua New Guinean items from the Sepik River region and a collection of Buddhist sculpture and Chinese and Tibetan art including a superb Ming period temple guardian figure, a large impressive Thangka depicting Buddha Shakyamuni and a rare 18th century Tibetan Kapala.
Further entries are now invited for this outstanding sale



Dunbar M Sloane / 021473 998

James Parkinson / 0220288541