Lot 108: A fine Papuan Gulf spirit board

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

The board of typical form, the stylized figure in white with head created from opposing ribbon-like curvilinear motifs, the 'body' made as opposing zoomorphs, fine surface with red field and black highlights; good old reverse, probably made from an old war canoe. H. 30 1/2"

Property of a US Private Collector

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

Price Realized: $500

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