Lot 18: A Kwoma-Washkuk spirit board

People: Kwoma-Washkuk
Papua New Guinea
H: 68 5/8"
Probably used to decorate the interior of a mens house, the board carved with a large stylized face with repeating arch like designs, above a horizontal band of interlocking motifs with a smaller face carved beneath. The whole with remains of red, yellow, and off-white pigments. On a custom base.

Field collected by John C. Edler, former curator of the Hemmeter collection.

Price Realized: $275

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