Gope spirit board Papuan Gulf, Papua New... - Lot 13 - Giquello

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Gope spirit board Papuan Gulf, Papua New... - Lot 13 - Giquello
Gope spirit board Papuan Gulf, Papua New Guinea Carved wood, pigments H. 76.5 cm Provenance: - Ex Gabriella Roy collection - Ex Chris Boylan collection, Parcours des Mondes 2019 This ceremonial sculpture called Gope (spirit board) is characteristic of the Papuan Gulf styles of southeastern New Guinea. Gope served as intercessors between men and supernatural powers or ancestral spirits. The painted motifs were specific to each clan. Featuring a stylized, colorful figure, this votive board is reminiscent of works by artists such as Jean Dubuffet and Gaston Chaissac. Condition report: Consistent with use and age, some pigment loss, scratches and surface wear
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