Flute Stopper

Iatmul, Sepik River, Papua New Guinea, 19th century
Previous collection: Dr. Karsten, Germany 1914
Arthur Speyer, Berlin

This flute stopper has a haunting quality. It is in excellent condition. All the original pigments are intact. The cowrie shell eyes are original. The piece was carved with non-metal tools.

The height is 19.5 inches on custom stand.