Arts of the Pacific Islands
early 20th century
62 1/2 x 16 1/4 x 4 1/2 in. (158.8 x 41.3 x 11.4 cm) (show scale)
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Gift of Marcia and John Friede and Mrs. Melville W. Hall
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Sawos. Suspension Hook, early 20th century. Wood, pigment, 62 1/2 x 16 1/4 x 4 1/2 in. (158.8 x 41.3 x 11.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Marcia and John Friede and Mrs. Melville W. Hall, 86.229.13. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 86.229.13.jpg)
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Suspension hook. Wood, pigment. Planar human figure which terminated at bottom as a 4-pronged hook with zoomorphic head in high relief and paint traces of painted geometric patterns. Concave face with large painted eyes and wide nose. Bared teeth and protruding tongue carved along lower, outer periphery of head. Though darkened, complex painted designs on body still visible.
Condition: Very good. Previous repair of break in proper right side of hook. Insect damage on proper left arm.
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