25" high x 4.75" wide x 4" deep
Despite its appearance we believe this object was made to be sold.
The Asmats' inventive but elegant sense of abstract design is exhibited
beautifully in this ladle. The intensity of the ochre design contrasts effectively
with the lighter wood. The simple, repeated curvelinear shapes, typical
of Asmat work, are very successful in competing with the enigmatic figure
on the handle.