OCEANIC STYLE BOARDS


 

APRIL RIVER STYLE
Gope 2
49" high
$500

 

APRIL RIVER STYLE
Gope 3
44.5" high
$500

APRIL RIVER STYLE
Gope 4
41.5" high
$400


Photographs © Hamill Gallery

OCEANIC, STYLE BOARDS

Almost all of our Oceanic pieces came from a former gallery in Boston

Provenence: Nichols Gallery, Boston

Gope boards are wooden ritual objects made in the Papuan Gulf of New Guinea. They represent spirits which can protect clans from sickness, evil spirits, and death. These gope boards vary in size, but can be up to six feet long and have a consistent elliptical shape. They are carved in relief and then painted with lime (white) and red ochre and other natural pigments. Most gope boards depict the face of an ancestral spirit.

 

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