Sacred Flute Stopper

Iatmul, PNG
Late 19th/Early 20th Century
Ex: UK Collection

Ceremonial flute stoppers of this age and quality are rare; they embody the pride and identity of the ancestors. The strong expression on the head of this stopper is highlighted with old original natural pigments. This piece is carved from dense wood that has acquired a deep patina from many years of handling and use.

This stopper stands 15.5 inches in height.
SOLD / IN 701