ZOOMORPHIC STONE POUNDER DEPICTING AN ANT-EATER
Walette village, Tari area, Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea
H: 21 cm
Provenance: Jolika collection - John and Marcia Friede; Sotheby’s Sydney “The Erkkila Collection of New Guinea Artefacts”, November 9th 1997, lot 422; collected by missionary Jim Erkiila around 1953.
Published in “Prehistoric Stone Artefacts from Enga and the Implication of Links Between the Highlands, Lowlands and Islands for Early Agriculture in Papua New Guinea”, Swadling, Wiessner and Tumu, Journal de la société des Océanistes, no 126-127, 2008, p. 279; New Guinea Highlands, Art from the Jolika Collection, Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco (soon to be released), fig. 1.36.
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