Figural Mallet Finial, Vanuatu Islands
height 13 3/4in (35cm)
Scott Duggleby, Dallas, TX
Private Collection, California
Cf. Bonnemaison (1996: figs 16 and 311) for representations of the masked figure in Vanuatu.
Cut from a larger implement, probably a staff, and depicting a masked figure; fine dark-brown encrusted patina.