Lot: 43

Lintel board for chiefly dwelling or yam store

Papua New Guinea, Milne Bay, Trobriand Islands, Massim

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Ian Page (ca. 1970)
Jim Davidson
Malcolm Davidson (1998)
Harry Beran, Cambs, Great Britain
Marcia & John Friede, Rye, USA
H: 9.3 inch;
B: 74 inch
2500 EUR / 5000 EUR

wood, lime, black pigment, The word "MAKI" is carved in the top centre. This could be the name of the carver, but it is more likely to identify the person who placed the order for the lintel.