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.