Pre-Columbian Art and Antiquities by Arte Xibalba
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Oceanic : Sculpture : Pre 1960 item #1342566 (stock #PNG87)
Arte Xibalba
An excellent canoe prow from the Middle Sepik River region of Papua New Guinea, Early 20th century. It is 14" long and is carved from heavy hardwood in the form of a crocodile head, with the extensive scale-like decoration seen on many objects from the Yenchen/Korogo village area. It is nicely detailed, the eyes are inlaid cowry shells and the wood has a lovely darkened, aged and shiny patina. An exceptional example.