Beasley Food Pounder-Vernon Sherwin-New Guinea Art
Beasley Aitape Area Food Pounder
Aitape area, North Coast, West Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea
Collected by the Reverend Vernon Henry Sherwin between 1930–1933. Sherwin was an Anglican missionary with the Melanesian Mission stationed in Sag-Sag in West New Britain.
Acquired by Harry Beasley from Sherwin on 12 January 1934 (#3374)
John Wise Collection
J. J. Klejman, New York
Acquired from Klejman by Martin and Faith-Dorian Wright on 30 May 1967
Late 19th/early 20th century
18” (45.7 cm) in height
Published in "OCEANIC ART: PROVENANCE AND HISTORY" edited by Michael Hamson, pages 36/37, item 6.