Chest Ornament

Papua New Guinea
Early 20th Century
Previous Collection: St. Augustin Mission Museum, Germany

Created in three dimensions, this stunning pectoral ornament possesses great beauty. The image is of an abstract face which is formed by various types of sea shells and trade buttons bound together with old woven fiber. The patina is varied from decades of use and storage while the condition remains exceptional for this type of object.

This ornament stands 8 inches tall

SOLD / IN 8-02-09