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 235:

3 Edged Weapons Louis Pierre Ledoux Collection

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3 Edged Weapons Louis Pierre Ledoux Collection

19th Century Indo-Persian tulwar hilted kukri shortsword with deeply incised motifs. A 19th Century Middle-Eastern dagger with a wooden hilt. Limb Trim Machete by Bushwhacker Japan.

Provenance: Louis Pierre Ledoux Collection

Longest is 23" and other are are 19" Long