Superb Massim Gourd
Massim, Trobriand Islands, Papua New Guinea, 1900-1950
Gourd, lime, rattan, natural pigment, fiber
Height : 20 cm
Provenance : Michael Hamson, Palos Verdes
This unique lime gourd is decorated with a superb painted frieze that recalls the iconography of prehistoric Lapita culture, and it has two pig tusk stopppers.
Harry Beran, renowned scholar and specialist of the Massim culture believes it is the only Massim gourd with a double stopper.
Price : 1.700 €