TURZART TRIBAL

PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Ceremonial Spoon (PU001)

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Good display, Murik Lakes, East Sepik River, finely constructed of wood, fibre and coconut shell, the handle intricately carved with five stacked faces; 1970’s.

 

Length: 43 cm (17 inches)

​Depth: 10 cm (4 inches)

​Width: 10 cm (4 inches)

 

Some Murik figures feature humans with long, beak-like noises that are found on the brag (spirit) masks and other utensils such as betel-nut pestles and spoons. Such spirit noses resemble the beaks of birds.

 

Geoff Carey (New Guinea Gallery)

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