Shell and Fiber Valuable/Necklace, probably Melpa Peoples, Western Highlands Province; Mount Hagen Region
Lot 30Y
Shell and Fiber Valuable/Necklace, probably Melpa Peoples, Western Highlands Province, Mount Hagen Region, Papua New Guinea
US$ 600 - 900
€430 - 650
Auction Details
Oceanic Art San Francisco
11 Feb 2012 7:00 PST

Auction 20157
Lot Details
Shell and Fiber Valuable/Necklace, probably Melpa Peoples, Western Highlands Province, Mount Hagen Region, Papua New Guinea
width of shell plate 9in (23cm)
the large shell (Pinctada maxima) pierced for attachment of the fiber stand and cowrie shells.

Provenance:
Private American Collection
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