Lot 255: A Fine Papuan Gulf Spirit Board

A Fine Papuan Gulf Spirit Board, Central Gulf; Likely Wapo or Era; Papua New Guinea, The board of classical form with face in white against a predominantly red ground with black highlights. The design unusually thready and quite wonderful. The reverse with fine old patina; likely made from an old war canoe. H. 34". 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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