Matty Island Wuvulu Manus Province Food Bowl Dish.

Unique traditional large food dish with the best features of razor thin edges and unusual flat section bottom in good state of preservation. Deep rich, glowing used age patina and displays ray skin rasp & shell scrape finish. Very encrusted C1930s ex McColl Coast Watcher collection Pre WW11.

Definitive of Ortiz’s observations “The most successful form of a dish ever made in any civilization of masterful abstract & pure line. The relationship of curve & plane, of solidity & lightness, strength & elegance to its form creates a volume which is great sculpture –a sheer delight to the eye, a homage of man to space”

Dense heavy rainforest hardwood (Red Narra/Taun Ohabu)

Circa Early 1900s

Length 43cm (17 inches) width 28cm (11 inches)

US $950

Papua New Guinea

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