Lot 24: An upper Sepik spirit board

People: Probably Abua, Green River or May River
Papua New Guinea
H: 76"
An architectural panel from the front or interior of a mens house, characteristically decorated with arched barbed devices and lozenges on a white field; discoloration to the white pigment from the elements; used in displays where large numbers of spirit boards were exhibited outside of a mens house. On a custom base.

Field collected by Rudi Caesar; John C. Edler, IN

Price Realized: $200

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