NEW GUINEA MIDDLE SEPIK RAMU BETEL NUT MORTAR
Origin: New Guinea, East Sepik Province, Ramu River (Provenance: Private Illinois collection, Ex. Gallerie Flak Paris 2009. The mortar is published on page 48 in their exhibition catalog "Papouasie" of Sep 9th- Nov 14th.)
Period/Date: Circa 1930's or before
Materials: hardwood, residue
Description: Featuring dual ancestor spirits with curled noses touching the base. Deeply carved, showing long wear and use with a semi-encrusted patina. There's remaining encrusted residue inside the bowl, separated and blistered from age. Good condition.
Dimensions: Height 5.25" (14.7 cm), Width 4" (10.5 cm)
I don't have a copy of this catalog, but it is illustrated on page 48
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