Betelnut Mortar Kombe West New Britain

Object Type: Betelnut mortar


Locality: Guhi Village Kombe People West New britain


Artist: Unknown


Circa: 1920


Dimensions: 20 cm X 9 cm X 7 cm


Description: This Ancient Mortar comes from Guhi Village in the Kombe area of West New Britain. It is stone carved and has two extremely old breaks to the base. Glossy black smoke encrusted patina. Although the object of an important man I love the whimsical way that the hands can be interpreted as being the ears or the arms as being seen as resting on the waist.

Price: $3500 AUD

Other Art objects Available