New Guinea Hook Figure w/Inlaid Eyes

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.


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