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GOPE BOARD

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Gope board Papua New Guinea
Sales price $250
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Description

Gope boards (or Kwoi) are wooden ritual objects made in the Papuan Gulf of New Guinea. They represent the spirits of ancestral hereos that can protect clans from evil spirits and death. This piece dates from the late 20th century and measures 55" tall x 11" wide.