Lot: 17

Rare pectoral ornament

Papua New Guinea, North Coast, Aitape Region, Wawapu

Provenance Size Hammer price
Plantikow, Osterholz-Scharmbeck, Germany H: 9.4 inch 500 EUR

rattan, boar tusks, nassa snails, resin, Abrus precatorius (paternoster pea), plant fibure, This rare pectoral ornament was worn both as a personal adornment and in combat to protect the warrior from arrows.

Heermann, Ingrid & Ulrich Menter, Schmuck der Südsee, München 1990, p. 60, ill. 6