Papua New Guinea - Central Highlands, Chimbu
|Alex de Smet, The Netherlands
Jan Kusters, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
B: 20.1 inch;
H: 6.9 inch
wood, brown patina, tail as habile handle, old collection label "Neckrest Chimbu Central Highlands No 221" and sticker "221", slightly dam. Strongly stylized depiction of an "Echidna", also known as a Spiny Anteater which is part of the Chimbus creation myths and cosmology.