Kerewa Gope Board

Old Kerewa Gope Board form the Papuan Gulf

Object Type: Spirit Board

Locality: Kerewa region papuan Gulf Papua New Guinea

Artist: Unknown

Circa: 1920

Height: 106 cm

Description: f you look through books like Newton’s Art Styles of the Papuan Gulf you will soon realize that the really old boards from this region were often pierced and had pierced “ears”. Don’t let the smiling face fool you this boards spirit was sent to confuse the enemy during tribal raids and would have hung in the huge long houses this area is rightfully famous for.

Price: $4500 AUD


Sale Price until November 30th

$2500 AUD

Other Art objects Available

Gope Board from the Kerewa people papuan Gulf Papua New Guinea

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Shields as Art
Like many other artifacts, this object is not just an artifact it is art. Collectors from around the world collect art from different regions. This art is Tribal art. In reality, Tribal art or ethnographic art is art from around the world.
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