Lot 96: An April River spirit board

An April River spirit board, Upper Sepik; Papua New Guinea

The board with six stylized heads or flying fox elements, in yellow on a red ground with black and white highlights. The whole with fine old patina and signs of use. H. 77 3/4"

Boards of this type were utilized in large-scale displays and were stored by the clans that owned them when not in use.

Property of a Midwestern private collector

Field collected on the April River, C. 1985

Estimate: $700 - $900

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