Collection Online
earth pigments on wood, fibre
66.5 × 13.5 × 11.0 cm
Place/s of Execution
Aibom village, Chambri Lakes, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea
Accession Number
Pacific Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1965
� the artists
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Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Carved stylised hook, flat back, loop at the top with head carved in high relief. The hair line is a pointed ridge with five raised lumps down the outer, two notches for eyes, a pointed turned-up nose from the base of which a long extension etends to above the hook. Mouth open with protruding tongue. The hook end is deep and curved with two thin tapered prongs.