Oceanic Art - Image Enlargement

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This elegant clay pot comes from the Keram River area of Papua New Guinea's East Sepik Province. Such pots were not used to smoke meat as is commonly written but to store already smoked items relatively fresh above the cooking fires. I often overlooked the elegance of these classic pieces until I saw an Australian interior design magazine recently where one was placed in a clean-lined sophisticated home and the pot's ephemeral presence took hold of an entire space. This example is 11 ΒΌ" in height and sells for $1500. sold