Here is another old friend that has returned home recently. I published this amazing West Sepik food pounder in my very first catalog, “The Elegance of Menace: Aesthetics of New Guinea Art” on pages 38/39. While I placed it in the section on Clarity this could have illustrated several other of the aesthetics concepts I discussed. It comes from the little known Gnau culture of the Torricelli Mountains near Angugunak village. It is pre-contact, stone-carved and has a wonderfully long hornbill’s beak and a lovely undulating twist. The pounder would have been used to mash taro, yams and banana. It dates to the 19th century, is 29” (76.3 cm) in height and sells for $7500. Questions?