Iatmul Tribe, Middle Sepik River, Papua New Guinea, 19th C.
PROVENANCE: Collected on the La Korrigane expedition, 1934; inventory number 71.D39.3.164.

Made of coconut shell, this spoon from the Iatmul Tribe is beautifully carved. Utilizing the natural shape of the coconut shell, the curvature of the spoon is especially beautiful. The handle is the only part of the spoon that is decorated. The handle on this particular spoon is carved as the face of a stylized catfish. The face appears very humanistic in nature, as is common in Iatmul art.

Length: 5.25 in.
IN 10-4-13 / SOLD