Canoe Ornament

Aitape region, West Sepik River coast, Papua New Guinea, 19th c.

Previous Collection:
John Friede, Rye, NY
Published: New Guinea Art Masterpieces from the Jolika Collection, Figure 23.

Art from this region of PNG is often surreal and idiosyncratic. This wonderful carving is no exception. Carved with non metal tools, the sculpture is both powerful and dynamic. Its surface is original and heavily encrusted. In excellent condition.

Height: 14.5 inches
IN 1-6-13/ SOLD