1105

Early/mid-20th century

An Oceanic carved wood vessel

Appears unmarked
Possibly a ceremonial vessel from Papua New Guinea, the tripod cylindrical vessel with all-over high relief carving depicting stylized masks, wave motifs, and animals including a snake, scorpion, and crocodile
43.5" H x 16.5" Dia.

  • Condition: Overall good condition with scattered scuffs, scratches, nicks, shrinkage cracks, indentations, and separation at joints commensurate with age and use. Scattered shrinkage cracks throughout. Likely a functional item that was used repeatedly and shows wear and tear commensurate to use.

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