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 209:

Beaded Necklace with Dogs' Teeth

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Beaded Necklace with Dogs' Teeth

Unusual orange, yellow, white, and black beaded triple- layer necklace with dogs' teeth.

Country: Papua New Guinea
Date: 1936 or earlier
Material: beads (orange, yellow, white, black), string, dogs' teeth
Dimensions: L12"

Provenance: Louis Pierre Ledoux Collection