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Old, Perfect Wenga Ring - Boiken/Yangoru/Kubalia - Prince Alexander Mountains, East Sepik - Papua New Guinea

Lot reference 19349191
Old, Perfect Wenga Ring - Boiken/Yangoru/Kubalia - Prince Alexander Mountains, East Sepik - Papua New Guinea

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Current bid $702
Next minimum bid $761
Location: Germany
Auction fee: 9% of the winning bid
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19th century

Wonderful, old, perfect wenga ring of the Boiken/Yangoru/Kubalia in the Prince Alexander Mountains, East Sepik, Papua New Guinea. In contrast to yua rings, wenga rings are only used in very important transactions: Land titles, post-war compensation and so on. These rings also have their own names and are often passed on over several generations. This is of huge prestige to the owner in possession of such a ring. The ring offered here is mounted on a stand and has the following dimensions: width 20.5 cm, height without base 18 cm, height with base 27 cm, inner diameter 7 cm. The material is flawless, the ring has a fantastic patina from being used a long time over the course of generations. The fine hairline crack is from when it was being made and isn’t an actual flaw.

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Feedback score: 97.8
Reviews given: 92
Member since: December 5, 2015
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    This is a very beautiful boar head mask. Till now I have only seen one before in a museum in Bandung, but not in this quality. Ulrich Kortmann, thanks!!
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    tsumeb01 November 14, 2018

  • Great item delivered quickly

    user-daccbd2 November 12, 2018

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    +++ 100% +++ Perfect !!!
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    Pozzi-Fine-Art November 9, 2018

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    Oggetto davvero bello, sono molto contento dell’acquisto. Venditore ok!
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    PaPaAst November 8, 2018

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    Pezzo interessante
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    frat243 November 7, 2018

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    J’ai écrit au vendeur le 22 octobre à la réception du colis
    La jambe et la coiffe étaient brisées en raison d’un emballage défectueux pour une pièce de cette taille (169 cm)
    Et j’ai pourtant payé 60 euros de livraison
    Il ne m’a JAMAIS répondu
    Je vous ai écrit le 24 octobre pour bloquer le règlement
    Vous ne m’avez JAMAIS répondu
    Je veux être remboursé
    La pièce est irréparable et n’a plus de valeur
    Vendeur qui ne répond pas = vendeur à fuir
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    Lapilazuli October 30, 2018

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    Die Fakten sind:
    1. die Skulptur wurde gut in Luftpolsterfolie verpackt in einem stabilen und geeigneten Karton am 17.10. an das Versandunternehmen GLS übergeben.
    2. die Sendung wurde am 22.10. dem Empfänger zugestellt
    3. es wurde vom Empfänger kein Schaden gemeldet
    4. es hat keine Kontaktaufnahme seitens des Käufers gegeben
    5. die negative Bewertung wurde am 30.10.-also mehr als eine Woche nach Erhalt der Sendung abgegeben
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  • Perfect! As described and shown in the photos. Thank you.

    AnastasiaC October 27, 2018

  • Fantastic piece! It is my sixth Thomas Schultz Westrum Bullroarer... Well packed as well. Thanks!

    aaronsmith October 26, 2018

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    Excellent items! Thanks!!
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    tsumeb01 October 23, 2018

  • Conforme à la description
    Envoie très soigné
    Merci

    user-667a96d October 22, 2018

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    Figur angekommen.
    alles ok.
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    user-3b09a00 October 18, 2018

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    Object as described, excellent communication, excellent packaging, speedy delivery. Highly recommended.
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    tenhoopen October 18, 2018

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    Excellent, as usual
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    jmob October 14, 2018

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    nice piece!
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    orizzonti October 9, 2018

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    Parfait !
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    DavidC69 October 7, 2018

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    Livré le 27.Emballage soigné mais inadapté à l'objet, poterie à l’intérieur du carton, sans amortisseur de choc autre que le plastique l'entourant. Arrivée totalement brisée.Dommage belle pièce.
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    user-d533873 September 28, 2018

  • The item was true to the description.
    Quick delivery, 3 days after payment, perfectly wraped.

    user-e3fcb4f September 23, 2018

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    Emballage toujours parfait, rapidité d'expédition, bel objet (mais bois vraiment fragile !!) une transaction idéale.TOP vendeur. Merci
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    user-d533873 September 22, 2018

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    Any problem, everything was according with my expectation.
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    user-368e8c7 September 21, 2018

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    all perfect
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    tribalasia September 14, 2018

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    Comme d'habitude tout a été parfait, bonne communication, super emballage (ce qui explique le prix) et grande rapidité ! Transaction idéale ! Merci
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    user-d533873 September 13, 2018

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    spedizione veloce, ottimo imballaggio ,bell'oggetto
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    bianca-76 September 12, 2018

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    like allways perfect
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    tribalasia September 11, 2018

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    Perfect
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    Rauschenberg September 5, 2018

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    Absolutely faithfull statues and extremely meticulous packaging. Excellent and quick transaction, everything was perfect. Thank you . Top seller.
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    user-d533873 August 31, 2018

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United States $81.96
Austria $35.13
Belgium $35.13
Canada $81.96
Denmark $35.13
France $35.13
Germany $17.56
Ireland $35.13
Italy $35.13
Luxembourg $35.13
Netherlands $35.13
Norway $58.55
Poland $23.42
Portugal $35.13
Spain $35.13
Sweden $35.13
Switzerland $58.55
United Kingdom $35.13
Rest of Europe $35.13
Anywhere else $81.96

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