Lot 112: A fine Papuan Gulf spirit board

A fine Papuan Gulf spirit board, Central Gulf; Probably Urama ; Papua New Guinea

The board of classical form with central face in white with black on a red field, above and below hooked motifs possibly in imitation of anatomical parts. The board with splayed bottom. The back with dry surface, cut down from a larger old piece of wood, probably from an old war canoe. H. 41 1/2"

Property of a Gentleman

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