Lot: 90

83rd Tribal Art Auction

Betel nut mortar

Papua New Guinea - Sepik

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
H: 5.3 inch 150 EUR
plus 23 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, encrusted surface structure, mixture of white-rosé coloured pigment and black paint, two spirit figures supporting the small receptacle, both with typical beak-like nose, ornamentally decorated with notches and linear incisions, slightly dam., rep. (nose of one of the figures)