Food Hook

Iatmul, Middle Sepik River, Papua New Guinea
Early 20th Century

This food hook from the Iatmul people has a very strong presence. The body is well sculpted with great attention to detail such as the interlocking fingers and finely carved feet that seamlessly hangover the base of the hook. The face is very communicative with its original cowry shell eyes that stare into the distance. The surface wear on the top attachment hole as well as the wear on the hook itself shows extensive use. The total balance of the sculpture as well as the fine aged patina make this example stand out among others on the market today.

This sculpture stands 30 inches tall.

Price upon Request / IN 1-09-15