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Middle Sepik Suspension Hook, Iatmul - Early 20th Century

Featuring a Janus head representing ancestral spirits important to the clan.Suspension hooks were hung from the rafters by a cord, used to protect food, clothing, and other items, which are placed in baskets or string bags and hung from the hook-shaped prongs at the base to keep them out of reach of vermin.
Ex Philip Goldman Collection UK, Ex US Collection, Ex Bruce Frank Gallery, USA, Ex Belgian Collection
Price on request.

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