Solomon Islands ‘nguzu nguzu’ head model, canoe prow, inlaid pearlshell, mid – late 20th c.

$285.00 AUD

Nicely carved scale model of a nguzu nguzu head, intended for the front of a Solomon Islands tomoko war canoe, with the highly stylised warrior wearing a conical helmet, grasping a head in his hands, with pearlshell inlay for his eyes and cheek-decorations, the head he holds with glass trade bead eyes.

20th century

 

 

13.5cm high, 10.5cm to nose tip

small bruise to nose tip, cracking to arms, displays well

This scale representation of a Nguzu Nguzu follows the traditional

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