This pre-contact, stone-carved Sepik creature sure looks like it was the central portion of a spear thrower—but it is too large for that use. I suspect this was a stand-alone charm figure instead. It is powerfully composed with deep carving and traces of red and white natural pigments. The sculpture comes from a private Munich collection, dates to the late 19th century, is 11 1/8” (28.2 cm) in length and sells for $4500. Questions?