Massim Wood Carved Lime Spatula

14295. Massim Wood Carved Lime Spatula

Trobriand Islands, Papua New Guinea

Delicately incised flat paddle of elongated form, decorated with curvilinear undulating designs depicting an ancestral spirit, with white kaolin pigment. Size 17 inches L. Provenance: Ex Collection of Dr. Edward A. Spiegel (1931—2020) Professor of astronomy at New York University and Columbia University who worked on convection theory and on the application of fluid dynamics to astrophysics and was the first to discover Chaos Theory. As a professor, he gained a reputation among his students for his amusing stories of meeting other famous scientists such as Paul Dirac and Stephen Hawking.

$725


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