Marketplace

Buy collectable artworks backed by comprehensive market information and impeccable provenance

Available Artworks

Unknown Artist

Gope Board Papuan Gulf, PNG - c. 19th Century

pigments on carved wood
length187;width30 x
EST. $5,000 - $7,000

#16117


Provenance

Anc. Coll. Fernleigh Castle, Sydney

 

Illust, Anthony Meyer catalogue Item 8 (bw copy of page entry available)

Private Collection, NSW

A large and well carved Gope board representing a mythological clan ancestor. These boards were kept in the men's house as a constant reminder of genealogical lineage.