Malagan Toktok Figure-New Guinea Art
This is a fine late 19th century New Ireland Malagan toktok sculpture, ex. Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, 14 November 1980. The figure has a strong dark face, penetrating shell operculum eyes and is gripping a flying fish to the chest. It is 40 ½” (102.8 cm) in height and there are remains of a label written in German at the juncture of the post and the figure.