Very old and elegantly canoe-shaped paint dish.
The Asmat traditionally use wooden dishes to mix paint. The dishes are generally oval or canoe-shaped. The ends of the dishes are often decorated with a carved human or animal figure. These figures are often named after ancestors or spirits. In this case the decoration of the abstract figure at the end of the dish is similar to that of a real canoe; a so-called prow ornament.
For biographical information about the collector see: https://catawikioceania.pb.online/
Literature: J. Hoogerbrugge 2011. Asmat: Arts, crafts and people . A photographic diary., 1969-1974 / Seni, kerajinan dan manusia: Sebuah buku harian fotografik, 1969- 1974. Leiden: C. Zwartenkot Art Books.
- Piatto di vernice
- Nome dell'oggetto indigeno
- 49 cm - ex coll. J. Hoogerbrugge (1923-2014)
- West Papua (ex Irian Jaya)
- Legno, Pigmenti Secchi
- 1930 circa
- Buone condizioni
- Venduto con supporto
- 49×5×7 cm