Because of the slight, slim form of a bullroarer it is easily to discount them as potentially an insignificant object within the culture that produced it. That would be a mistake. For most New Guinea cultures that produced bullroarers these objects were in fact the most important ritual objects as the sound they produced was the actual voice of the spirits. Most in the Huon Gulf were either undecorated or had minimal stylized faces incised near the rounded tip. The present one is exceptional for the face carved in high relief. The piece is ex. Jolika Collection of Marcia and John Friede, Rye, New York; ex. Pierre Bergé & Associates Auction, 7 June 2007, lot 601 and ex. Fred Corio Collection, Blairstown, New Jersey. It is of course illustrated in my latest catalog (fig. 85), is 16 ¼” (41.2 cm) in height, dates to the late 19th/early 20th century and sells for $4000. Questions?