Geelvink Bay, NW New Guinea
Late 19th/ Early 20th Century
Provenance: J. Viot, France, Emile Bouchard, France, John and Marcia Friede, Rye, NY

This spatula consists of an ancestor figure with classic Korvar face and body terminating to a nicely curved "paddle" used to mix Sago. What is unusual is the circular lug on top of the spatula that has a bird like amulet attached; the entire piece is carved from one piece of wood. The surface is original and thus has not been waxed or varnished.

This spatula stands 20.75" tall.
IN 5-8-13/ SOLD