Korwar Neckrest

Cenderawasih Bay, West Papua


19th Century with old Webster provenance label

Published: The Eloquent Dead

12.5 in /32 cm SOLD 

An important, exceptionally large neckrest depicting Korwar style ancestors and archaic dragons. An old label attached to the piece reads: "Headrest from Alsansinam, an island off the coast of New Guinea destroyed by earthquakes, B. T. Webster Aug. 1897. P. 1588"