Complex and unusual old Geelvink Bay canoe prow. (CNO)

The special feature of this1860s prow, which is larger than the average, is the small bird perched on the underside of the beak of the large bird head at the top of the prow. The carving is classic for this type of prow. A bird's head (probably a cormorant, good at finding fish) is placed above a complex and formal arrangement of large and dangerous fishes including sharks, and the tiny sprat muímeíme that follows fishing canoes. Please note some loss to the area below the birdís head, see photos. Size 46 x 33 cm / 18 x 13 inches.

Price: 700.00 AUD
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