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Painted Washkuk Hills ceiling
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Description
Access to ceremonial houses is restricted to initiated men in most Papuan societies, including the Meno, a small group living in the hills the Sepik River in northeast New Guinea. Their ceremonial houses have no walls, and instead consist of a huge, steeply pitched roof, which extends nearly to the ground and is supported by a series of massive posts and beams. The sides are left open except when rituals are being held inside. A finial, carved with images of mythical beings, projects from each gable.Prov: Arend De Grave 1960s-Ulrich Kortmann H= 79cm
Condition
Good Vintage condition. Fragile.
Dimensions
78.3 x 37.6 x 3 cm
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Painted Washkuk Hills ceiling

Estimate €1,000 - €2,000
Sep 22, 2019
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Starting Price €500
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0056: Painted Washkuk Hills ceiling
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Est. €1,000 - €2,000Starting Price €500
Living African Art Treasures By David Norden
Sep 22, 2019 2:00 PM EDT
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Lot 0056 Details
Description
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Access to ceremonial houses is restricted to initiated men in most Papuan societies, including the Meno, a small group living in the hills the Sepik River in northeast New Guinea. Their ceremonial houses have no walls, and instead consist of a huge, steeply pitched roof, which extends nearly to the ground and is supported by a series of massive posts and beams. The sides are left open except when rituals are being held inside. A finial, carved with images of mythical beings, projects from each gable.Prov: Arend De Grave 1960s-Ulrich Kortmann H= 79cm
Condition
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Good Vintage condition. Fragile.
Dimensions
78.3 x 37.6 x 3 cm
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