New Guinea Spear Thrower with Bird Figure
Old New Guinea Spearthrower with a figural bird ornament. The dark surface is heavily patinated. The tip of the beak has a crack through it but it is stable. The short section of the bamboo between the bird beak and the scooped out section is split but holding. The pointed end has cracks in it as well as loss at the tip. Overall length is 32 1/4". Similar examples can be seen in Kunst Vom Sepik volume 2.