This exceptional splashboard exhibits beautiful symmetry and is presented on a custom travertine base. It is carved from a single heavy plank. Its curvilinear decoration is deeply incised with traditional motifs. It has acquired a dry mellow patina from age, exposure and traditional use.
Newton, Douglas, African and Oceanic Art in Jerusalem, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2001, English
Highlights of the Collection: African and Oceanic Art, Israel Museum, Jerusalem