12841. New Guinea Hook Figure w/Inlaid Eyes
MIddle Sepik 20th Century AD
A bearded male head on the central section of the curved hook. A handle and snake atop behind. Painted and with shell inlaid eyes. Dark patina, intact and with high point wear. Size 11-5/8 inches L. Abrasions and varied old patina, losses to tips and with old label behind. Ex lifetime Coll of Drs. Saul Tuttman & Gregory Siskind, NYC.