New Guinea Sepik River Region Figural Carver's Mallet
This New Guinea carver's mallet with ancestral headed pommel, measures 15 1/2" in length. The medium density light wooden tool has signs of use. The original Nassa Shell eyes are no longer present, instead the black resin remains in each carved eye. A detailed Crocodile scale motif covers the handle as well as the mallet-head's border.