Bull Roarer

Papuan Gulf,
Papua New Guinea, 19th c.
Collected by Thomas Schultz Westrum, Germany
Previous Collection: John Friede, Rye, NY

This early stone carved Bull Roarer's most distinctive feature is its large carved nose with a bamboo nose ornament inserted within the septum. The nose is carved in high relief, adding depth to an otherwise flat sculpture. The remaining surface of the board is carved in low relief with numerous stylized birds. The original organic red and white pigments are still intact. The wood shows great oxidation and is very dry. The surface patina is very old and deep.

Height: 16.5 inches
IN 3-13-13/ SOLD