Oceanic Art - Lime spatula, Massim, Papua New Guinea

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Oceanic Art - Lime spatula, Massim, Papua New Guinea


An imposing lime spatula from the Massim of Papua New Guinea. This one has two sets of ancestral heads above what appears to be a smiling face with wide set eyes and a moustache. They may be frigate birds, but it certainly borders on the Escheresque. In-filled with white lime, it is finely carved from dense hardwood and stands a full 15 on a custom base. Pre-1930.  #2321  SOLD
 

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