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SAGO ADZE, Ramu Coast

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 SAGO ADZE HANDLE, Sissimangu village, Ramu Coast PNG.  Sago adze handles are generally rather plain, but this one has reached a high degree of elegance and sophistication that employs a bird figure, with bulging eyes.  Several of these are known, and all can be traced back to one artist ( name unknown) who made these from 1950s onwards, until his death in the 1980s.  Beautiful age and patina.

Size: 63 x 21 cm

Price: $ 1,800

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