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Rectangular carved bird-like being frontlet bordered by a row of individually carved and painted human faces. Central figure is a bird-like being by a long, recurved beak and human-like eyes, eyebrows, and mouth. Being has wings, sitting with claws inward. The eyes are circles of abalone under arched black brows. Two abalone inlays on each wing. The rear of the frontlet is concave. Painted red, green-blue and black, on natural wood.


Said to have come from the estate of art dealer George Terasaki of New York (d. 2010); previously owned by American artist and tribal-art collector Paul Rabut (d. 1983).

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