Lot 55: A superb and old Matty Island Bowl

A superb and old Matty Island Bowl, Wuvulu; Western Islands; Papua New Guinea

The bowl of highly abstracted and geometric form, elongated rectangular body with squared bottom, the sides characteristically incurving, the surface exceptional with a deep patina and signs of extensive wear and use. A wonderful and early example. L. 21 1/2"

Property of an East Coast private collector

Field collected by Dr. Edmond Pease, ABCFM; Boston USA

Price Realized: $1,000

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