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A "Gope" Papuan Gulf ancestor spirit board

First-quarter 20th Century; Papuan Gulf, Papua New Guinea
The ovoid carved wood spirit board with figural motif and polychromed with natural pigments and charcoal
41.75" H x 10" W x 2.75" D

  • Provenance: Morton D. May, gifted to the Denver Art Museum in 1962. Accession #1962.477
  • Condition: Overall good condition with scattered scuffs, nicks, cracks, and wear commensurate with age. Losses to painted surface. 2" loss to back. Nail hole to top back. Museum accession number 1963.477 / 378-QM-G to back.

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January 25, 2021 12:00 PM PST
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