A Papuan headdress ornament (kap kap) in the form of a circular dish-shaped shell plaque with a finely carved openwork turtle shell disc attached with fibre and with an old button of European manufacture securing it; an old native repair to the disc sectio
A rare Vokeo Island ceremonial headdress, the wood ancestor mask in classic stylised form, below a tapering woven cane frame with detachable apex decorated with projecting dog tooth ornaments, earth overmold, polychrome pigments, Papua New Guinea, 90 x 44
An Abelam ceremonial headdress, of wood, the ancestor visage in relief to anterior below an openwork apex of a bird of paradise motif, decorated with polychrome pigments, Papua New Guinea, 94 x 28 cm Provenance: from the Dr. David S. Johnson collection of
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