Description & Technical information

A very fine adze handle completely carved all over with a complex assemblage of geometric, zoomorphic, and anthropomorphic motifs. The handle terminates with a large ancestor head. Murik Lakes and Lower Sepik Bassin, PNG. Wood with a fine reddish coloration and an encrusted patina of age and usage.

Period:  19/20th century
Medium: Wood
Dimensions: 55.6 cm (21⁷/₈ inches)