Boiken people, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea
Early 20th Century
Simply one of the best Boiken bowl in private hands. The underside of the bowl is decorated with a tridimensional spirit figure with pierced nose and other motives (spiders in particular).
Very good condition with a smoky patina from storage in kitchen (to preserve it from insects)
Provenance: French private collection.
Old Cornette de Saint Cyr label.
H: 41 cm (16 1/4 inches)
Price: 1800 Euros enquiry