This large spirit board from the Papuan Gulf was recently deaccessioned from the Denver Art Museum. George Craig field collected the board in the early 1960s (see black and white photo of George with the board) and Thomas Schultze-Westrum photographed the board in 1968 at George Craig’s place on Green Island of Cairns in Australia (see black and white photo of three spirit boards). The board is from the Kerewo ethnic group and called “titi èbiha.” Upon seeing the photos of this spirit board George Craig recounted the following: “I collected this many years ago from a deserted village near Goarabari Island. The Island opposite Dopima. I don't know the name of the old village. A very old man that lived on his own there, the village was like an old fortress surrounded by old logs, he was very secretive about it all. He wanted me to take them as I suppose he was close to death.” The board is enormous and was obviously very old when collected in the early 1960s. It is 81 3Ž4” (207.7 cm) in height, dates to the early 20th century or before and the price is available upon request.a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">Questions?