A FINE SOLOMON ISLAND BOWl

Provenance: Private collection Loed van Bussel, Amsterdam

A fine carved Foodbowl made of blackened wood.
In Makira and neighbouring small islands small ornamented pudding bowls were originally used particularly for personal sacrifices by men to their ancestral ghosts.
South East Solomons, Melanesia
Wood, beginning of 20th century. 31 x 9 x 8 cm