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Bailer Shell
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Object description :

"Bailer Shell"
Pectoral finery of the Mendi people, highlands, Papua New Guinea. This big shell (shell scoop) is worn by the "great men" initiated at the ceremonies of the Moka.Women can also wear it and notament during sing sing dance. These ornaments also serve as a gift to the bride but also money of payment after a war or quarrel. Trace of red pigments, beautiful patina of use. Period early 20th sold basement
Price : 1100 €
Period:20th Century
Style:Tribal Art
Condition : En l'état

Material : Coquillage
Width : 22.5cm
Height : 26cm
Depth : 8cm

Reference : 409294
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Oceania-art
oceanian tribal and contemporary art, Aboriginal painting
Bailer Shell
03 80 57 59 45
06.07.07.25.24


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