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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Nose Pieces

Set of two mother of pearl nose pieces.

Similar item gifted by Louis Pierre Ledoux in 1936 to the American Museum of Natural History - Division of Anthropology (80/8999)

Locale: Kaup, Murik Lakes, Lower Sepik River
Country: Papua New Guinea
Date: 1936 or earlier
Material: Mother of Pearl shell
Dimensions: L 2" x W 1"

Provenance: Louis Pierre Ledoux Collection

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American Museum of Natural History - Division of Anthropology (80/8999)

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