New Guinea Pectorals (SOLD)

Central Highlands Region Papua New Guinea

Early 20th Century

A Group of Three Bailer Shell Pectoral Ornaments - Gam

These bailer shells have been fashioned into broad ovals, pierced at the top for suspension with sennit cord
Creamy white and brown patinas

Valuable heirlooms such as these were worn by warriors and important tribesmen on ceremonial occasions

largest: h 27 cm w 23 cm (10.5 x 9 in)

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