Here is a beautiful and large ladle from the Huon Gulf area, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea. It was collected on the Jean-Jacques Laurent Expedition to New Guinea in 1969 and is ex. Leos Anderle Collection, Carmel. I have it illustrated in my new catalog “Between the Known and Unknown: New Guinea Art from Astrolabe Bay to Morobe” as fig. 129. It dates to the late 19th century and is 27⅞” (70.8 cm) in height. While I did not field collect this one I have collected a number of these large figurative scoops—and I have a funny story how I had to use several of these big ladles as paddles when a dinghy I was travelling in off the south coast of West New Britain ran out of gas and was drifting out to sea…Anyway, this one, not one of the life-savers but beautiful nonetheless, is priced at $4800. Questions?