Hook Figure (Yipwon)
Arts of the Pacific Islands
19th or early 20th century
84 1/16 x 10 x 2 in. (213.5 x 25.4 x 5.1 cm) (show scale)
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Gift of Rosemary and George Lois
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Hook Figure (Yipwon), 19th or early 20th century. Wood, 84 1/16 x 10 x 2 in. (213.5 x 25.4 x 5.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Rosemary and George Lois, 68.159.4. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 68.159.4_bw.jpg)
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Wooden figure carved with long crescent-shaped face, bulbous nose, close-set hollowed out eyes. Chin rests on large wood ring representing the arms. Body composed of 4 hooks, 2 upper ones curved downwards, 2 lower ones curved upwards. Large flat navel or phallus places between the 2 sets of hooks. Figure is supported on one strong curved foot. Mounted on iron stand.
Condition: Fair, very weathered, many old cracks, new chip on back one third of the way down.
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