Monumbo Bay, Lower Sepik Region, Papua New Guinea, Melanesia
Height: 57.2 cm

Wood, mother-of-pearl and pigments

Provenance: collected in Monumbo Bay between 1887 and 1889 by Arthur Baessler (1857-1907), Eberswalde, Germany; then Linden-Museum collection, Stuttgart (inv. no. I.C. 6025); then probably Ludwig Bretschneider, Munich; Harry A. Franklin, Beverly Hills, U.S.A. Sold in 1969 to an American private collection.

Old inscription: “I.C. 6025. Potsdam-Hafen. Dr. Bässler”

Photos © Hughes Dubois

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