New Britain Headrest
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New Britain Headrest

Galerie Meyer-Oceanic Art

Period Early 20th century.

Dimension 20.3 x 17 x 8.4 cm (8 x 6³/₄ x 3¹/₄ inches)

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.

Dimension: 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

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Tribal Art dealer specializing in early Oceanic Art since 1980 and archaic Eskimo Art since 2010

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