Tribal art, etnografic art from Melanesia - Oceania. Surf Board / Surfboard / Planche de Surf. The Ramu River or Sepik River / fleuve Ramu of Papua New Guinea.Made of a soft, light wood. Fully carved with stone tools, hollow shaped. Decorated with a high and open relief of.
An Ancestor Figure / a long-nosed mythological spirit. The long bird nose probably indicates that the figure represents a mythological spirit being, rather than a true ancestor. With, as a kind of topknot two intriguing heads.One is carved up side down and seems bearded - this might refer to Andio , an important clan ancestor, who is said to have come to land from far across the sea in a big Canoe - the up-side-down placing might refer to the forward move through water and waves. The smallest has the appearance of a bird's head / face. There is no further decoration, except for a primitive carved raster on the upper back board part. Some old, now harmless, worm/beetle holes and one small, more recent, drilled hole. As you can see on two pictures, the.
Has documented a comparable piece, as being part of their collection, numbered 140.505. And at the Museum voor Volkenkunde in Leiden / Tropenmuseum Amsterdam, The Netherlands, you can also find 2 pieces like this. Search their collection with: Surfplank Papoea. Messurements circa 148 x max.20 cm / circa 58.2 x max. This means the shippingcosts are included with the sale price.
At pick-up the shippingcosts will be deducted. The shippingcosts differ per country. We are: delta 98 den haag. The Hague, The Netherlands, EU. Chambers of Commerce in The Netherlands / KvK Haaglanden: file 27133335.
The item "Ramu Sepik Surf Board, Ancestor Figure, Tribal Art Melanesia Papua New Guinea" is in sale since Thursday, November 30, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Pacific Islands & Oceania". The seller is "delta98denhaag" and is located in 's-Gravenhage. This item can be shipped worldwide.