Large Impressive New Guinea Lower Sepik Food Pounder w/ Quality Ancestor Figure
Origin: New Guinea, East Sepik Province, Mouth of the Lower Sepik River. Provenance: Ex. Michael Hamson Oceanic Art, Ex. Michael Grebainer Collection, Brisbane CA.
Period: Approx. 1940's
Materials: Dense hardwood, Likely Garamut wood.
Description: This LARGE robust food pounder features a classic ancestor figure on the handle. The handle terminal has dual faces which appears be transforming into a Crocodile. Rich dark brown color turning to red. Lustrous patina on the upper portion.
Dimensions: Height 27 1/4", Width 3.25" (9 cm)