Lot: 23

Prow ornament of a canoe

Papua New Guinea - Geelvink / Cenderawasih-Bay

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
H: 23.8 inch;
B: 6.3 inch
900 EUR / 1800 EUR

wood, matt brown patina, board-shaped flattened, top end in openwork design and with incised decor, two ancestral spirit heads in characteristic "korvar" style at the same place, slightly dam. (rim), surface strongly abraded and slightly stained, slightly dam., base

Kaeppler, Adrienne, Christian Kaufmann & Douglas Newton, Ozeanien, Freiburg, Basel, Wien 1994, ill. 700