New Guinea Iatmul Suspension Hook

14523. New Guinea Iatmul Suspension Hook

Middle Sepik River, Papua New Guinea, Ca. 1960s or earlier.

A female figure standing on the central section of the curved hook. She has inlaid shell eyes, pierced ears, some scarification incised on arms and naval and is nude with hands to sides. Fine style, light patina, intact and with high point wear. Size: 12 inches H. + custom mount.
Provenance: Ex Leo and Blanche Manso Collection, Riverside Dr, NYC.


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