Mid 20th century - Fair
|Object:||Crocodile bow figure|
|Region/ country:||Papua New Guinea|
|Material:||Tropical wood, Wood|
|Period:||Mid 20th century|
|Sold with stand:||No|
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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Catawiki member since August 9, 2015, received 261 reviews in total (183 in last 12 months)
|Feedback score:||98.3% (183 reviews)|
|(last 12 months)|
Nice items and quick delivery. Thanks
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Gros Pb
Trou à 12 cm du bas et bord droit
Tache angle bas droite
Triangle papier manquant haut à droite
4 à 5 déchirures de 2 cm et + en haut de l'affiche
TRES déçu par cet achatPlease note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Good afternoon,
we are sorry you are not satisfied with your winnings. We would have been pleased if you had contacted us so that we could find a solution together. The poster is over 70 years old, that it is not as good as new and has some faults is normal and has been described as such.
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Danke. Ich habe meine Bestellung erhalten.
alles ist perfekt.
Verkäufer ist zu empfehlen
Vielen Dank, dass Sie die kleine Ecke des Plakats gefunden haben.
Ich war sehr beeindruckt von der verpackung
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|Rest of Europe||$23.76|
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You can pick up this lot from the seller: Neuss (NRW), Germany.
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