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Auction archive: Lot number 1

Oddities, curiosities and wonders

Opening
€3,600
ca. US$3,261
Price realised:
n. a.
Auction archive: Lot number 1

Oddities, curiosities and wonders

Opening
€3,600
ca. US$3,261
Price realised:
n. a.
Beschreibung:

CANNIBAL FORK Cannibal forks (ICULANIBOKOLA) were used by attendants during ritual feasts to feed individuals considered too sacred and important to touch food directly with their hands. Culturally, there was a real ban on Fiji islands that prevented tribal chiefs and shamans from touching food with their hands. These important forks were considered real relics and were kept in BUREKALOU, the house of spirits. Ex James Hooper collection. Ex Fuller collection. XVIII century. Fiji islands. Height: 30 cm

Auction archive: Lot number 1
Auction:
Datum:
8 Oct 2020
Auction house:
Bertolami Fine Arts
Piazza Lovatelli 1
00186 Rom
Italy
[email protected]
+39 06 3260 9795
+39 06 3230 610
Beschreibung:

CANNIBAL FORK Cannibal forks (ICULANIBOKOLA) were used by attendants during ritual feasts to feed individuals considered too sacred and important to touch food directly with their hands. Culturally, there was a real ban on Fiji islands that prevented tribal chiefs and shamans from touching food with their hands. These important forks were considered real relics and were kept in BUREKALOU, the house of spirits. Ex James Hooper collection. Ex Fuller collection. XVIII century. Fiji islands. Height: 30 cm

Auction archive: Lot number 1
Auction:
Datum:
8 Oct 2020
Auction house:
Bertolami Fine Arts
Piazza Lovatelli 1
00186 Rom
Italy
[email protected]
+39 06 3260 9795
+39 06 3230 610
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