Lot 0121

Rare 19th C. Solomon Islands Wood Dance Staff w/ Nacre

South Pacific, Solomon Islands, San Cristobal Island, ca. 19th to early 20th century. Carved from a single piece of wood in the form of a large Bonito fish or shark, this lengthy sculpture is inlaid with dozens of nacre shell inlays. The head is cut with a slender snout, raised fins, and elongated, wide body. The tail fins curl inward, and a... more
13 Jan 2022
USA, Louisville, CO