Illustration principale
Skull, Purari Delta
Purari Delta, Gulf of Papua, Papua New Guinea, circa 1900

Human skull, red ochre. Inscribed “Purari Delta 18/2/67 DH04” Hauteur : 14,3 cm

Provenance : Collected in the Purari Delta on Feb.18, 1967
Roger Spencer Tarlton coll., Moolooba, Queensland, Australia

Publication : "Golgotha"
(M. Doustar, 2014), n°27
This skull of relatively small scale has an incised strip of eccentric arrows and a smooth and nuanced leather-like patina. There are remnants of red ochre paint on the front, inside the nasal cavity and the eye sockets.

Price : 12.000 euros