Suspension hook, samban
"Walter Randel Collection, New York." (Catalog #233, New Guinea Art: Masterpieces from the Jolika Collection of Marcia and John Friede, 2005, Volume 2, p. 119.)
Gift of Marcia and John Friede in honor of Diane B. Wilsey and Harry S. Parker III
2005 - New Guinea Art. Masterpieces from the Jolika Collection of Marcia and John Friede. De Young Museum, San Francisco, 2005.
1979 - National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1979, "The Art of the Pacific Islands."
Carved from one piece of wood with shell inlays for eyes and fiber bracelets at wrists. There is also a fiber loop at top for hanging. The object has developed a thick surface coating through use and accumulation of soot from smoke.