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JANUS FACE HOOK

JANUS FACE HOOK
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JANUS FACE HOOK
JANUS FACE HOOK
JANUS FACE HOOK
JANUS FACE HOOK
JANUS FACE HOOK

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Polychrome carved wood double-sided Janus face hook, Sepik River, New Guinea, height 96.5cm (38in); Note: face hooks are hung from the rafters of dwelling houses and ceremonial houses in New Guinea, usually used to suspend food and other perishable goods off the floor and act as both utilitarian and symbolic objects; the lavish decoration of this particular face hook suggests it was likely used for ceremonial purposes