Stool, Sepik River Region, Papua New Guinea.
This is a fine small stool with four carved reptile heads and incised geometric patterns. Just like the headrests even the small stools are likely to have been used only temporary. The fact, that they were kept in the spirit houses, rather refers to a ritual usage. With attached label: Spirit Stool - Maramba - Middle Sepik - Papua Nw Guinea.
Wood, greyish brown patina, slightly dam., cracks, traces of old age and weathering……
Length: 33 cm - 13 inch.
Width: 23 cm - 9.1 inch.
Height: 14,4 cm - 5.7 inch.