Head piece of dance club or dance paddle
Solomon Islands - Buka Island
|Provenance||Size||Starting price / estimated price|
|Bonhams, London, 20 September 2006, lot 218||H: 10.4 inch||1200 EUR / 2000 EUR|
wood, brown patina, dark red and black pigment, crowned by anthropomorphic janus head with projecting headdress, fine ornamental carving, minor missing parts, abrasion of paint, base. Depicting a spirit being called "kokorra" which are ubiquitous in the Northern Solomons and were of greatest supernatural importance.