Dick Foley: my grandfather was an early geologist in America. He single-handedly (he lost his left when he was about 14) found massive amounts of oil and gas that powered the country to its current greatness - often working in temperatures from 120F to -20. His discoveries pumped billions of tax dollars into local, county, state and federal coffers which built roads, highways, bridges, courthouses, city buildings, schools, jails, etc. (and still do).
The mortar and pestle were his, what he used to crush rock samples to inspect them under a microscope for signs of oil.
Harry Sinclair wouldn't have amounted to much without his right-hand man.
The coconut head was given him when he was stationed in Venezuela. It may have had a brain in the cavity at one time. He was a primary geologist on that country's early oil discoveries, as well. At 6" with a left hook (literally), the indigenous people thought him a kind of god.
He once saved a village from a man-eating jaguar that had developed a taste for the women who went to wash clothes at the river. The village sought his help and he tracked it down. The natives made a huge rug from it and it was in his office for many years - eyes bright, mouth wide, teeth glistening.
It must have been a real horror to be eaten alive by that huge cat.