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Lot 0055
This fine anthropomorphic House panel is from Papua New Guinea, and was designed to decorate homes for cult ceremonies. The markings verso attest to its age, as it was carved with stone tools rather than metal chisels. The visage represents a spirit, carved exquisitely by a master craftsman, reflecting specific points in the history and mythology of individual clans. Since I am not a specialist in this area you will need to do further research. A rare collectable object. Anthropomorphic House panel Papua New Guinea Prov: Gaetan Schoonbroodt H: 80 cm

Condition

Vintage condition, a hole in the wood, and small parts missing on the rim

Dimensions

37.6 x 78.3 x 3 cm

Buyer's Premium

  • 12%

House panel Papua New GuineaProv: Gaetan Schoonbroodt

Estimate €1,000 - €2,000Sep 22