Banana Scraper

Azera People, Morobe Province, Markham Valley, Papua New Guinea
Early 20th Century

This Banana Scraper from the Azera People in the Morobe Province of the Markham Valley is made of pigs bone. The handle of the scrapper is fashioned into an anthropomorphic face. The face is cut away from the rest of the object and angularly shaped. The coloration and texture of the natural bone is beautiful, while the facial features are alluringly naturalistic. The eyes look off to the objects right side, and exhibit an atherial ambiance.

Height: 6 3/4 " in.
IN 4-12-14 / SOLD