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An April River spirit board, Upper Sepik; Papua New guinea

An April River spirit board, Upper Sepik; Papua New guinea


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Oceanic: Pre 1970: Item # 1393463
galerie Cecile Kerner
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14,rue des minimes Brussels 1000
Belgium
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Guest Book
 €950.00 
a representation of a spirit a central smiling figure with small legs. motifs in red, white, yellow, and black. the back has good signs of age .However we date the piece conservatively from the sixties or seventies. Overall staining to the white field from traditional usage in displays where large numbers of spirit boards were exhibited outside of a mens house. provenance :Jack edler Field collected by John C. Edler, former curator of the Hemmeter collection. John Edler (also known as Jack Edler) was one of the primary field collectors in New Guinea in the 70's and lived there for many years. He sold almost exclusively to Museums, was personal curator to the Hemmeter collection, and wrote the book about the Polynesian collection of Mr. Hemmeter. He has been used in Sotheby's and Christies catalogs provenance scott rodolitz