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Crocodile bow figure - Wood, Tropical wood - Papua New Guinea

Lot reference 33640793
Crocodile bow figure - Wood, Tropical wood - Papua New Guinea

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Location: Germany
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Mid 20th century - Fair

Object: Crocodile bow figure
Region/ country: Papua New Guinea
Material: Tropical wood, Wood
Period: Mid 20th century
Condition: Fair
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 38×22×9 cm

This figure represents the head of a crocodile. It served as the bow tip of a canoe. It is from Papua New Guinea. The figure is from the 1940s.
It's an antique piece.

A special feature is the painting as well as the shells, which were used as eyes. The crocodile heads were naturalistically carved into tropical wood.

Figureheads were attached to ships. They embodied a certain symbolism that had religious and superstitious origins. It was intended to protect seafarers from storms and dangers.

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    Gros Pb
    Trou à 12 cm du bas et bord droit
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    Triangle papier manquant haut à droite
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    Danke. Ich habe meine Bestellung erhalten.
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Canada $74.53
China $54.01
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France $23.76
Germany $10.80
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Switzerland $42.12
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