Classic example carved from shrub root with two sets of radiating lobes on the head. The straight handle is further decorated with incised zig-zag design (tavatava) and has been pierced to accept a carrying cord. 19th century. Measures 16.50" in length. Very fine condition with lustrous, deep, aged patina. Provenance: T.Wilson, Cape Canaveral, FL, since the 1970's.