Lot: 23

Ornement de proue de pirogue

Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée - Geelvink / Baie de Cenderawasih

Provenance Taille Prix d’appel / Prix d'Estimation
H: 60,5 cm;
B: 16 cm
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