AN IMPRESSIVE TAMI ISLANDS LADLE
Provenance: Private collection Loed van Bussel, Amsterdam
Philip and Rosalind Goldman, London
The Tami style as manifested in figural sculpture has been extremely important in the art of Oceania. This spoon made by a Tami Islands master carver is of a beautiful quality with a magnificent ancestor figure standing on top of the handle.
Tami Islands, Papua New Guinea.
Very nice patina of use.
Hardwood, beginning of 20th century. 60 x 100 cm