A Superb Old New Guinea Food Bowl Eastern Highlands Province Papua New Guinea
|Size||66cm x 32cm|
A Superb Old New Guinea Food Bowl from the Eastern Highlands Province Papua New Guinea
This beautiful form of Food Bowl called Jompa was collected in Korofeigu Village in the Bena Bena area in the Eastern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea in 1961 by the anthropologist Lewis Langness.
The shape of the bowl is a sculptural form of great beauty, both the front & back views are as good as the other. The bowl has a deep black shiny patina from decades of use and storage in a smokey traditional house environment.
I have owned a number of these Eastern Highlands Bowls over the past 40 years but this is my stand-out favorite.
The bowl is a pure sculpture, one does not need to know where it’s from or what its purpose is to be able to see it as a beautiful sculpture, it is as elegant as any Brancusi or Henry Moore.
Provenance: Collected in 1961 by the anthropologist Lewis Langness
The Kirby Kallas Lewis Collection Seatle Washington
The John & Marcia Friede / Jolika Collection: Published in ” New Guinea Highlands: Art from the Jolika Collection: 2017 Page 270
The Todd Barlin Collection of Oceanic Art
I first went to Papua New Guinea in 1985 for an adventure & what I found was that I really enjoyed being with the people of New Guinea, over the next 38 years I spent extensive time spent collecting and documenting traditional art & ceremonies in remote areas of Papua New Guinea & West Papua, The Solomon Islands & Vanuatu & the other Pacific Islands countries. During these travels, I made major collections of New Guinea & Oceanic Art for major Museums and Public Art Galleries
I was honoured by being in the prestigious Louvre Museum Magazine for the collections I made for The Museum of African & Oceanic Art Paris in1996 (now the Musee Quai Branly) for the exhibition “Asmat et Mimika d’ Irian Jaya April 1996 At THE MUSEE NATIONAL des ARTS D’AFRIQUE et d’ OCEANIE, Paris
See all of the links & photos in my new EXHIBITIONS GALLERY and there is the link to the article in the prestigious Louvre Magazine 1996
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