Oddities, Curiosities & Wonders

Bertolami Fine Arts
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00186 Rom
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Datum der Auktion: 08.10.2020

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Oddities, curiosities and wonders

CANNIBAL FORK Cannibal forks (ICULANIBOKOLA) were used by attendants during ritual feasts to feed individuals considered too sacred and important to touch food directly with their hands. Culturally, there was a real ban on Fiji islands that prevented tribal chiefs and shamans from touching food with

Los #: 1

Aufrufpreis: 3.600 €

Datum: 08.10.2020

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IFUGAO HUMAN SKULL Trophy belonging to a victim of a raid on the Ifugao's side, head hunter in the Philippines . Often these trophies would be nailed to wooden plankstogether with animal bones, cooked during the feast the would be organized at the end of every man-hunt to honor the winning soldier

Los #: 2

Aufrufpreis: 1.200 €

Datum: 08.10.2020

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ASMAT NECKLACE WITH HUMAN JAW These necklaces would be machined after a Papua New Guinea man hunt from the Asmat tribe. The population of the Asmat wiere ferocious cannibals, and every soldiers, after having killed his opponent, would deprive him of his jaw. The jaw bone would then be decorated and

Los #: 3

Aufrufpreis: 800 €

Datum: 08.10.2020

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AFRICAN RELIQUARY "NIOMBO" These large figures were manufactured starting from the body of the deceased who makes up the central core, wrapped in vegetable fibers. Some reconstructions can be admired in the ethnographic museum of Stockholm and in the Georg Baselitz's collection of African arts

Los #: 4

Aufrufpreis: 2.200 €

Datum: 08.10.2020

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AFRICAN SHIELD War shield with hippopotamus leather handle. Ethiopia, early 20th century. 50 cm

Los #: 5

Aufrufpreis: 320 €

Datum: 08.10.2020

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BEZOAR From the Persian pad (protection) and zahr (poison) indicates a foreign body rarely present in the digestive tract of some mammals, especially camels. In ancient times they were considered capable of healing diseases and infertility as well as being used as an antidote against poisons. 7 cm

Los #: 6

Aufrufpreis: 550 €

Datum: 08.10.2020

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HUMAN KANGLING FEMUR This object the Kangling belongs to the very religious tibetan lifestyle. Up untill the 1950's they were built with human parts such as fenurs or shins which previously belonged to thieves or criminals. These bones wuld then be perforated to make wind musical instruments, played

Los #: 7

Aufrufpreis: 400 €

Datum: 08.10.2020

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TIBETAN SHELL Dung-dkar trumpet with silver mounting, coral and turquoise. First half of the 20 th century. 25 cm

Los #: 8

Aufrufpreis: 440 €

Datum: 08.10.2020

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INDIAN TURBAN Colonial indian turban made with precious materials. Nineteenth century. 25 X 22 X 20 cm

Los #: 9

Aufrufpreis: 240 €

Datum: 08.10.2020

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GLOBE Earth globe with ebony base made by J. Lebègue & C. editeurs. Paris 1890. 60 cm

Los #: 10

Aufrufpreis: 320 €

Datum: 08.10.2020

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WARTHOG SKULL IN A CASE Large defenseless warthog skull in glass and wood case. Former 19th century academic collection. 44 X 35 cm

Los #: 11

Aufrufpreis: 360 €

Datum: 08.10.2020

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BIG FANGS IN CHALK A pair of elephant fangs in chalk. Place of origin: An ex Natural History Museum 'Het Schedelhof', Belgiu

Los #: 12

Aufrufpreis: 1.500 €

Datum: 08.10.2020

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ARMADILLO Neutralized sample of an Armadillo (Chaetofractus villosus). 36 cm

Los #: 13

Aufrufpreis: 400 €

Datum: 08.10.2020

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ENGRAVED HORSE SKULL Engraved horse skull with decoration inspired by the facade of the Roman Gothic church "Sacro Cuore del Suffteggio". Contemporary artist. Jessica Floris. 50cm x 36cm x 20cm

Los #: 14

Aufrufpreis: 800 €

Datum: 08.10.2020

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CAMEL SKULL Camel skull (Camelus dromedarius) 38 cm x 20 cm x 15 cm

Los #: 15

Aufrufpreis: 200 €

Datum: 08.10.2020

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HIPPOPOTAMUS SKULL Colossal hippopotamus skull mounted on an oak shield by the famous English taxidermist Rowland Ward in 1970. Copy of the original invoice attached

Los #: 16

Aufrufpreis: 3.000 €

Datum: 08.10.2020

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DEER HEAD ON SHIELD Adult deer skull on oak wood shield with descriptive hunting label. 120 cm

Los #: 17

Aufrufpreis: 200 €

Datum: 08.10.2020

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HAMMERHEAD SHARK'S SKULL Hammerhead shark's skull (Sphyrna Lewini) ancient base in iron.60 X 20 cm

Los #: 18

Aufrufpreis: 400 €

Datum: 08.10.2020

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CRYSTALLIZED ARIES HEAD This skull was found about twenty years ago in a mine near a salt lake in Queensland. Over the course of more than a century, the proximity of an environment rich in minerals favored the natural formation of a crystalline surface of selenite. The word "selenite" derives from

Los #: 19

Aufrufpreis: 2.800 €

Datum: 08.10.2020

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WHITE SHARK MANDIBLE White shark jaw (Carcharodon carcharias) mounted on an ebony base and decorated with antique tassels. 60 X 45 cm

Los #: 20

Aufrufpreis: 480 €

Datum: 08.10.2020

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MUFLONE SKULL European mouflon skull. 50cm x 32cm x 30cm

Los #: 21

Aufrufpreis: 200 €

Datum: 08.10.2020

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COMPLETE TAXIDERMY OF PINK FLAMINGO Complete taxidermy of pink flamingo (Phoenicopterus Roseus) on wooden base

Los #: 22

Aufrufpreis: 650 €

Datum: 08.10.2020

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COMPLETE TAXIDERMY OF CHEETAH Taxidermy of cheetah. CITES documentation attached

Los #: 23

Aufrufpreis: 3.000 €

Datum: 08.10.2020

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COMPLETE TAXIDERMY OF NYALA Complete taxidermy of Nyala (Tragelaphus angasii). Place of origin: Ex Natural History Museum 'Het Schedelhof', Belgium

Los #: 24

Aufrufpreis: 80 €

Datum: 08.10.2020

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LION SKIN AND HEAD Lioness skin with taxidermized head complete with original skull. Length 310 cm X 220 cm.CITES documentation attached

Los #: 25

Aufrufpreis: 2.000 €

Datum: 08.10.2020

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BLACK RHINOS Head of a rhinoceros (Diceros Bicornis) complete with original horns. Assembled by Zimmermann Limited in 1973. CITES documentation attached. Length 103 cm. Large horn size 50 cm. Small horn size 22 cm

Los #: 26

Aufrufpreis: 11.200 €

Datum: 08.10.2020

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FANGS OF AFRICAN ELEPHANT Two African elephant tusks of 20 kg each mounted on iron chains. Length at the external curve of 1.70 meters. CITES documentation attached

Los #: 27

Aufrufpreis: 4.000 €

Datum: 08.10.2020

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SNAKE ENCHANT BASKET Indian snake enchant basket. New Delhi, 20th century. 34 cm x 27 cm

Los #: 28

Aufrufpreis: 240 €

Datum: 08.10.2020

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FLAT CORAL Large fragment of flat coral (Acropora Hyacinthus). 60 x 50 cm. CITES documentation attached

Los #: 29

Aufrufpreis: 400 €

Datum: 08.10.2020

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NATURALIZED SEAGULL Seagull (Larinae Rafinesque) in natural situation

Los #: 30

Aufrufpreis: 80 €

Datum: 08.10.2020