Lot 40
 
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20th century
Konyak, Nagaland

Height: 41.5 in (105.4 cm)
Width: 12 in (30 cm)
Depth: 11 in (27.5 cm)



For the Naga tribals of North East India, identity has always been closely tied to the warrior culture. Naga tribals practiced head-hunting till the early 1940s, and many of their wooden sculptures of warriors brandishing shotguns and 'daos' (the local machete-like swords) represent ancestors and heroes who made their name in head-hunting. In this sculpture, a traditionally dressed and ornamented warrior is shown holding a shotgun.




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  Lot 40 of 75  

24-HOUR AUCTION: INDIAN FOLK AND TRIBAL ART AND OBJECTS
21-22 AUGUST 2012

Estimate
Rs 70,000 - 90,000
$1,300 - 1,670

Winning Bid
Rs 71,928
$1,332
(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)










 



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