Lot 309: An Abelam house decoration

New Guinea

An Abelam house decoration, Papua New Guinea. Abelam people, Papua New Guinea. H: 31". The plaque-like carving in the form of a large classical Abelam face with two opposing birds atop the head, the face with hair-band, large brow, nose (flattened and probably recarved after being damaged and small mouth, above a collar representing jewelry. Property of a Midwestern private collector.


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