a rare huli,southern highland,papua new guinea headdress made of human hair ,paradise bird ,cacatoo and casowary feathers,dried chrysantemes flowers ,curiously when i take pictures with the flash ,what i thought was casswoary feathers which look grey at day light become completely bright blue .
A Papuan Gulf spirit board
Papua New Guinea, of elongated form, with typical face and curvilinear raised designs to the surface. Remains of red, white, and black pigment. Fine variegated surface.a very nice stylisation of the facewhich gives a fine expression . from the Wapo Creek area.
height 51 1/4in
a beautiful april river shield New Guinea, E. Sepik Province, Upper Sepik, Lower April River, Bitara People 172cm
Materials: wood, , natural earth pigments
provenance :Ex Linda cunningham
Ex Robert ypers
Cunningham, Linda & Kevin:
Dealer. Tribal Art and relevant books. See: Oceanic Primitive Arts.
Oceanic Primitive Arts [Opened January 1979]
Gallery/bookshop. New York City. Owners: Linda & Kevin Cunningham.
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beautiful iatmul skull
overmodeled with clay painted and decorated with shells.for the iatmul the skull is the substance of the human being;they keeop preciously the ancestors skull
ex belgium collection
ex serge schoeffel