This is an extremely rare female figure from the Gnau people who live on the southern side of the Torricelli Mountains in Papua New Guinea’s West Sepik Province (now called Sandaun Province). What little is known of this area was result of research of the medical doctor/anthropologist Gilbert Lewis in the late 1960s. While his book focused on the people’s response to illness he does mention wood carvings and illustrates a strikingly similar figure to the present example. It is called Tambin and was used in hunting rituals (Lewis, 1975, p. 215). The present figure is one I field collected in the late 1990s in Rauit village on the backside of a steep plateau south of Angugunak mission station. It dates to the early/mid 20th century, is 43” (109.3 cm) in height and the price is available upon request. Questions?