Lot: 47

Anneau en coquillage "erenge" ou "bakiha"

Îles Salomon, Lagune de Rubiana

Provenance Taille Prix d’appel / Prix d'Estimation
Stanley Gordon Moriarty (1906-1978), Australia
Mark Eglinton, New York, USA
D: 12,5 cm (outside)/7,4 cm (central opening) 1000 EUR / 2000 EUR

inscribed: "Solomon Is Native Clam Shell Currency. Made From The Giant Clam Shell. Used For Purchase of Wives, Pigs, Canoes, Etc."- Rubiana Lagoon - M 2057", additionally old collection label: "Moriarty Collection M-2057 1976 02 - Tridacna Shell Ring Rubiana Lagoon Solomon Islands" on reverse, minor missing parts, old age patina, base

Conru, Kevin, Solomon Islands Art, Milan 2008, p. 68, ill. 32