Louis Ledoux: Papua New Guinea Collection
Nov 16, 2021
2 Frassetto Way Lincoln Park, NJ 07035, United States

Adventurer, Academic, Industrialist: Louis Pierre Ledoux 1936 New Guinea Expedition


In early 1936, on recommendation by American anthropologist Margaret Mead, Louis Pierre Ledoux, recent Harvard University graduate, headed to the lower eastern Sepik River of Papua New Guinea to study the Murik people.


The results of his self-funded expedition is an extraordinary collection of hundreds of artifacts, photographs, manuscripts, diaries, and letters left untouched for 85 years.

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LOT 32:

Barbed Spear with Fine Geometric Relief

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Barbed Spear with Fine Geometric Relief

Barbed spear with fine geometric relief, and dark patina.

Locale: Murik Lakes, Lower Sepik River
Country: Papua New Guinea


Date: 1936 or earlier
Material: Wood
Dimensions: H 56"


Provenance: Louis Pierre Ledoux Collection