Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée - Hautes-Terres Centrales, Chimbu
|Alex de Smet, The Netherlands
Jan Kusters, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
B: 51 cm;
H: 17,5 cm
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.