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 205:

Belt, Vegetal Fiber, Yellow and Red Geometric

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Belt, Vegetal Fiber, Yellow and Red Geometric

Belt, vegetal fiber, yellow and red geometric design. Ripped in places.

Field Museum in Chicago has similar belts, for example No. 134452 collected by the Joseph N. Field South Pacific Expedition to the Fiji Islands 1909-1913 at Manus Island (Lambuzo). Manus Island was a trade destination for the Murik.

Country: Papua New Guinea
Date: 1936 or earlier
Material: vegetal fiber
Dimensions: L 41" x W 2"
Provenance: Louis Pierre Ledoux Collection

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Field Museum of Chicago, No. 134452

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