Lot 257: 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, with additional curvilinear design elements to the middle and lower portion of the board; fine surface with red field and black highlights; good old reverse, probably made from an old war canoe. H. 33 1/2". Comments: Property of a US Private Collector. Provenance: Field collected by the current owner decades ago in Baimuru; Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea.

Price Realized: $300

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