Lot 28: An upper Sepik spirit board

People: Possibly April River
Papua New Guinea
H: 77"
The board with central smiling face and lozenge devices above and below; hook designs possibly representing small legs; arch, dot and serrated motifs in red, white, yellow, and black. Overall staining to the white field from traditional usage in displays where large numbers of spirit boards were exhibited outside of a mens house. On a custom base.

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

Price Realized: $400

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