Lot: 25

Shaft of sago pounder

Papua New Guinea - Geelvink / Cenderawasih-Bay

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
collected in situ (1970s) L: 18.3 inch 600 EUR / 1200 EUR

wood, greyish black patina, slightly curved, top half pentagonal, upper surface adorned with incised decor and stilized "korvar" ancestor figure, drilled hole for insertion of stone blade, slightly dam., minor missing parts, traces of insect caused damage, surface strongly abraded, base