A rectangular canoe prow element, it is decorated...

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A rectangular canoe prow element, it is decorated...

A rectangular canoe prow element, it is decorated with interlacing and curvilinear motifs, probably evoking stylised animals and sea foam. On one side, an anthropomorphic head in the classical Geelvink Bay style.
Wood, old patina and marks of use
Korwar, Geelvink Bay, Indonesia, early 20th century
80 x 22,5 cm

Provenance: sale Maitre Loudemer of June 24, 1993, Paris Drouot, reproduced in the n°209 of the catalogue. A handwritten indication on the catalogue indicates "Barbier-Mueller collection", information probably transmitted orally by the expert to the buyer.
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