Lot 193

TWO HOOK FIGURES, MIDDLE SEPIK RIVER, PAPUA NEW GUINEA Both hooks are elaborately carved, depicting spirit or ancestral figures, with stylised faces, with bared teeth, cowrie shell eyes, and elongated ‘furrowed’ foreheads, birds are depicted on each side of the head and on each shoulder, the hooks also with stylised faces in the centre, both figures with surviving brightly coloured pigment and wearing raffia skirts, 81cm & 90cm high, (2) Provenance: Collection of Professor Robert Johns.

Estimate: £300-£500