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Suspension hook

Iatmul, Middle Sepik, PNG, Melanesia.
Carved with a stylized ancestor head at the top of an elongated diamond body surmounting the arrow-point shaped hook-points and terminating with a stylized head of a crocodile. This early hook is stone carved. Wood with a thick crusty patina of soot and wear.
67 x 10,5 x 4,5 cm
XIX/XXth century
Provenance:
Reportedly from an early German collection.
Ex Bruce Frank, NY; Daniel Vigne collection, Paris.