This elegant betel mortar probably comes from the Rai Coast, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea. It is ex. Kevin Conru, Brussels, ex. Jolika Collection of Marcia and John Friede, Rye, New York. I have it illustrated in my new catalog entitled “Between the Known and Unknown: New Guinea Art from Astrolabe Bay to Morobe” as figure 44. It has an upright stance with a lovely forward tilt, specific facial decorations, a slightly extended tongue and prodigious ears. It dates to the late 19th/early 20th century and is 10” (25.5 cm) in height. The price is $8500. Questions?