Canoe Figurehead (Nguzu nguzu, Musu musu, or Toto Isu)

Date: late 19th–early 20th century
Geography: Solomon Islands, New Georgia Island (?), Western province
Culture: New Georgia Island
Medium: Wood, chambered nautilus shell, paint
Dimensions: H. 9 5/8 x W. 3 5/8 x 5 1/2 in. (24.4 x 9.2 x 14 cm)
Classification: Wood-Sculpture
Credit Line: The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1979
Accession Number: 1979.206.1425

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