Korwar, Geelvink Bay, Western New Guinea
19th Century
Previous Collection: Edy Hoff, Netherlands

The terminal of this pounder displays a wonderfully carved abstract figure that watches over a charming and diminutive child carved in relief in pure Korwar style. There are also several totally abstracted figures carved into the decorations creating a surreal work of art. This is a very old and rare example of superb quality.

This pounder stands 17.5 in tall

SOLD / IN 8-9-09