A MODEL OF A TRIBAL ELDERS' HEAD FROM PAPUA NEW GUINEA UNDER A LARGE 19TH CENTURY GLASS DOME
with glass eyes and a feathered earring, with ornate feathered headdress, raised on an ebonised plinth beneath a late 19th century glass dome
47cm high, with headdress 80cm high; dome: 80cm high
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Provenance: Malplaquet House, Collection of Tim Knox / Todd Longstaffe-Gowen, then Viktor Wynd’s Museum, London.
The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & UnNatural History is a contemporary reinterpretation of a Pre-Enlightenment Wunderkabinett or Cabinet of Curiosities. It is the creation of artist and writer Viktor Wynd, who has just opened a Falmouth branch of his museum inside the National Maritime Museum. His most recent book 'The UnNatural History Museum' was published by Prestel in 2020.
Estimated at £1,200 - £1,800