Pacific Islands,19th Century or earlier
Oceanic Timorsese Atoni fossilized white coral ceremonial figure fully carved in a seated position with distinct eyes, nose, and mouth exhibiting remnants of polychrome decoration. Please see photograph of Army Major General Horace H. Fuller with the object when discovered. The location of the photograph is unknown, however Fuller served in Salamaua, Hollandia, and Biak during the Western New Guinea campaign of 1944 and 1945 during World War II.
Recovered by Major General Horace H. Fuller during operations in World War II, by decent through the family.
14 1/2" tall,
Carving exhibits remnants of polychrome decoration, please see photographs.
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