Louis Ledoux: Papua New Guinea Collection
By Willow Auction House
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 151:

Plaited Arm or Ankle Bands with Dogs Teeth

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Plaited Arm or Ankle Bands with Dogs Teeth

Arm or ankle band of tightly braided and woven cord, plaited vegetal fiber and dogs teeth and nassa shell; and nassa shell band with dogs' teeth and plastic (trade) ring.

Similar item gifted by Louis Pierre Ledoux in 1936 to the American Museum of Natural History - Division of Anthropology (80/8984)

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


Date: 1936 or earlier
Material: plant fiber, small Nassa shell, dogs' teeth, plastic ring, pigment, bead, string
Dimensions: large 5" x 5", small 5" x 1"
Provenance: Louis Pierre Ledoux Collection


Similar item:
American Museum of Natural History - Division of Anthropology (80/8984)
https://anthro.amnh.org/anthropology/databases/common/image_dup.cfm?catno=80%2E0%2F%208984

 



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