Turama River Gope

Turama River Gope

Object Type: Dance board

Locality: Turama River, Papuan Gulf, Papua New Guinea

Artist: Unknown

Circa: 1950

Height: 42 cm


This small bark gope was collected on the Turama river in the Papuan Gulf before 1964 by Dick Randolph a crocodile hunter and skin trader. It has a classic Turama face with mournful eyes. This type of bark in the Papuan Gulf is believed to have supernatural powers. The miniature gope has a good patina.

Price: $600 AUD

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