Lot 117: A Fine Trobriand Island Splash-board

A Fine Trobriand Island Splash-board, Trobriand Islands; Milne Bay; Papua New Guinea

The well carved board of classical form with finely carved curvilinear devices overall, in the forms of zoomorphs and avian figures, with a splayed human figure atop; remains of red, white and black pigments with fine worn patina and signs of age and traditional wear. H. 16 1/4"

Property of a US Private Collector

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

Price Realized: $425

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