Lot 176A: A Washkuk hook figure, Papua New Guinea

A Washkuk hook figure, Papua New Guinea. Kwoma Washkuk, Bangwis village. H:33". The figure with fine Kwoma washkuk features and simple face, the anthropomorphic hook with arms facing downward, and a secondary face carved into the lower portion, inverted. Hooks emerging to the sides. Fine old patina with remains of red enamel paint as is classical for objects from the Bangwis men’s house. On a custom base. Field collected by John C. Edler, former curator of the Hemmeter collection.

Price Realized: $200

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