Turama Gope Board

Object Type: Gope board / Spirit board

Locality: Turama River Papuan gulf Papua New Guinea

Artist: Unknown

Circa: 1950

Height as photographed: 48 cm

Description: This extremely expressive little board comes from the Turama River in the Papuan Gulf. It was collected by Dick Randolph befor 1964 while trading for Crocodile skins, These small boards were held by dancers to show their clan and then kept in the house for protection.

Price: $3200 AUD

 

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