Description & Technical information

The Kombi and other tribes including the Nakanai along the North Western coast of New Britain were only officially contact by Australian Patrol Officers in the 1950’s.

Period:  Early 20th century.
Dimensions: 20.3 x 17 x 8.4 cm (8 x 6³/₄ x 3¹/₄ inches)
Provenance: Field collected at Guhi Village and reported to have belonged to members of the Kalimaruhi clan. Ex collection Crispin Howarth.
Literature: Pub. : OCEANIC HEADRESTS / APPUIE-NUQUE OCEANIENS. Gal. Meyer, Paris, 2004. Pp. 58/59, N° 41
Categories: Sculpture, Tribal Art