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A rare " MALU" hook sculpture with a lot of details

Lot 0034 Details

  • Origin: Papua New Guinea
  • Date: Mid 20th century
  • Materials: Wood
  • Size: 50 cm
  • Additional Info: A rare " MALU" hook sculpture with a lot of details carved out. This type of food hooks , often described by anthropologists and collectors as cult hooks, food hooks or suspension hooks, are beautiful carved and decorated. Both to accommodate benevolent spirits and to preserve food. Suspending food from the hook discourages vermin, and the defensive spirit thought to inhabit the hook is believed to retard spoilage. They are displayed inside the sacred house in the village. Sold iwthout stand.

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    A rare " MALU" hook sculpture with a lot of details

    Estimate $100 - $300Jan 24, 2018
    Starting Price $1
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