Lot: 24

Shaft of sago pounder

Papua New Guinea - Geelvink / Cenderawasih-Bay

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
collected in situ (1970s) L: 26 inch 900 EUR / 1800 EUR

wood, matt blackish brown patina, handle zone round in cross section, pentagonal upper part richly adorned with incised decor and female "korvar" ancestor figure, thickened top end with drilled hole for insertion of stone blade, inscribed in white paint: "Vandamen-B. Geelvink-Bai N. G.", slightly dam., minor missing parts, abrasion of paint, cracks, base

Meyer, Anthony J.P., Ozeanische Kunst, Vol. I, Köln 1995, p. 259