Lot 177B: Two fine Papuan gulf bark belts

Papuan Gulf, Papua New Guinea; D: 8 1/4" & 9 1/2". The belts made of bark that has been gently peeled and dried to shape, with incised surfaces; the first with stylized zoomorphs in repeating bands around the belt, the second with stylized 'x' patterns and terminating at each end with classical Papuan gulf faces. Fine old examples and in excellent condition. On custom bases.
Provenance: Julius Carlebach Gallery, NY 1960; Inv. # 27741-78 & 27741-79

Price Realized: $850

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