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

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



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.