Lot: 79

93rd Tribal Art Auction

Dance crest for a "tumbuan" dance costume

Papua New Guinea - Murik

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Ulrich Kortmann, Dortmund, Germany L: 20.1 inch This object is not available anymore.

wood, pigment remains (lime, red ochre), The elaborate carving shows the head of a hornbill, which most probably represents a clan's totem symbol.