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Live Auction

Premier Auction - Session I

Fri, Jul 15, 2022 09:00AM EDT
Lot 402

Papua New Guinea Stone Ground Gope Board

Estimate: $500 - $700

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$100 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $200
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000

carved leaf shaped wooden board with two faces, painted with brown, white and red pigment, metal hanger attached to back, chalk inscription on back "mira", 54-1/2 x 10 in.

Note: Dr. Grimes acquired this board in 1974 on a trip from Indonesia to Australia at a shop in Sydney.

Provenance: Collection of Dr. Allen Grimes, Lexington, Kentucky


paint loss throughout, chips and wear to wood, small hole on top face, 4 in. mark across bottom face, water damage to bottom, holes across the back, condition consistent with age and use

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