Northcoast New Guinea neckrest-New Guinea Art-Oceanic Art
Coastal Ramu River neckrest with two elongated ancestral figures with long noses, hands to hips. The hardwood neck support is attached to two bent bamboo legs. Piece is ex. Kevin Trueman Collection, Australia. Trueman was an Australian patrol officer in New Guinea during the 1960s. Neckrest dates to the late 19th/early 20th century and is 23” (58.3 cm) in length.