The personal name of this gope is Akea'koivi. "It had been displayed in a ceremonial house (dubu weneh) where it was associated with a skull shrine (awae), named Biwara. It was carved by Amae, the father of an informant of the collector [Thomas Schultze-Westrum]. It was said that Amae's grandfather had migrated from O'a, the village of origin of all Urama, Gope and most of the Era villages. (Schultze-Westrum 1972, pl 49)." (Friede 2005: 163 fig. 468).
John and Marcia Friede, New York
Collected by Thomas Schultze-Westrum 30 January 1966
John Friede. New Guinea Art. San Francisco and Milan: Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco in association with 5 Continents Editions, vol.1 & 2, 2005: 163 , (figure 468).
Thomas Schultze-Westrum. Neu Guinea. Papua-Urwelt im Aufbruch. Bern: Kümmerly & Frey Geographischer Verlag, 1972: 289 and pl.49.