Lot 106: A fine Papuan Gulf spirit board

A fine Papuan Gulf spirit board, Central Gulf; Likely Wapo or Era; Papua New Guinea

The board of classical form with face in white against a predominantly red ground with black highlights. The design unusually thready and quite wonderful. The reverse with fine old patina; likely made from an old war canoe. H. 34"

Property of a US Private Collector

Field collected by the current owner decades ago in Baimuru; Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea

Estimate: $500 - $700

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