My daughter used to watch a cartoon called something like Courage the Cowardly Dog, in which a terrified dog protected his clueless old masters from unimaginable horrors. This man is the spit and image of the husband in that show.
Went to the Art Book show at PS 1 in Long Island City last month. What a scene!
Looks a bit like a tone chart.
from the Museum web site:
Little is known about the designer of this table, which is both a functional piece of furniture and a fantastical Surrealist sculpture. The glass tabletop rests improbably atop small balls balanced on the tips of three delicately tapering fingers, generating a sensation of tension and unease. Disembodied hands and gloves are recurrent motifs in Surrealist art, with the left hand, in particular, symbolizing the irrational. The cloudlike element from which the hand emerges also suggests a transition from the conscious to the subconscious world.