A Superb Old Food Bowl Eastern Highlands Province Papua New Guinea
|Size||66cm x 32cm|
A Superb Old 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
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