Boiken Wooden Plate, Huamp, With Flying Fox-New Guinea Art-Oceanic Art
I illustrated this fine Boiken wooden plate in my “Art of the Boiken” catalog of 2011, no. 110, p. 184. The plate features a large flying fox carved in relief. This plate comes from the Nagum Boiken area around Sassoya in the southern side of the Prince Alexander Mountains. The plate has a great aged brown patina, dates to the early 20th century or before, is 18” (45.8 cm) in diameter.