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Suspension Hook

Arts of the Pacific Islands

MEDIUM Wood, pigment
DATES early 20th century
DIMENSIONS 62 1/2 x 16 1/4 x 4 1/2 in. (158.8 x 41.3 x 11.4 cm)  (show scale)
CREDIT LINE Gift of Marcia and John Friede and Mrs. Melville W. Hall
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION 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)
IMAGE overall, 86.229.13.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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