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Gope Ancestor Spirit Board from Papua New Guinea (PNG)/Oceania

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Ancestral spirit board collected from the Gulf Province in the 1960s. Boards vary in size, but most have a consistent oblong elliptical shape with low relief carvings of symbolic geometric and figural images representing an ancestral hero. These images of ancestral heroes represent spirits who protect members of the clan from bad luck, sickness, and death.  This wooden piece was hand carved and painted with lime (white), red ochre and other native paints.

A genuine ritual object from Papua New Guinea that would make for an impactful wall hanging in a Mid-Century Modern, Boho, Coastal, Tropical or California Eclectic setting.  

Place of Origin: Papua New Guinea (PNG)

Date of Manufacture: early/mid-20th Century 

Condition: Excellent

Wear: Consistent with age and use. Please refer to pictures.

Dimensions: 34 in. H X 7.25 in. W X 1 D

Reference: Carnegie Museum of Natural History and the Brooklyn Museum.

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