3 New Guinea Ceremonial Boards



Two old Mimika yamate used in the ceremonial emakame feast, the yamate in essence representing ancestor figures. Both from Timika village, Irian Jaya, circa 1950-1965, both collected by the Paulian Missionary Society. Reference: "Kooijman: Art, Object, and Ritual in Mimika Art", Leiden Museum. Together with a Keram River carved board, with complex interlocking linear designs overall on both front and back surfaces. Extensive traces of lime infill on one surface, and a small amount of remnant orange ochre. Keram River, Lower Sepik, New Guinea. Board

1: Length: 211 cm / 83.5 in Width: 18 cm / 7 in Board 2: Length: 186.5 cm / 73.5 in Width: 15.5 cm / 6 in Board 3: Length: 140 cm / 55 in Width: 18 cm / 7 in

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