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Skull house - Western SOLOMON Islands

Lot reference 19180209
Skull house - Western SOLOMON Islands

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Current bid $585
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Location: France
Auction fee: 9% of the winning bid
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$585 Bidder 4090
09-07-2018 19:17:46
$234 Bidder 7518
06-07-2018 17:12:15

1930s or earlier

Constructed in shape of a pitched roof with ground floor and lowered side panels, made from rotan sticks accurately fixed by plant fibre cord, shell rings "poata" and shell ornaments "rago" lashed to the sides of the roof on the outside, good condition, .
Only the most important skull of the line's founding ancestor was stored inside such a "kosa" basket which was kept hidden in the house to protect it from thieves. Shell rings and ornaments were valuables of the dead ancestor. The skulls of chiefs and notable ancestors however were stored in so-called "oru" skull shrines which were built of flat stones into the triangular form of a small house.

Dimensions : 34 X 36 X 38 Cm

Provenance : property since 1940's of a French Family established in Nouméa

References : Conru, Kevin, Solomon Islands Art, Milan 2008, ill. 37 ( Last picture )

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    Interesting old piece. Useful to my collection of Pacific artifacts. Do you have any other old pieces?
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