GROUP OF NEW GUINEA BOARS TUSK WEALTH ORNAMENTS

Origin:  New Guinea, East Sepik province     (Provenance: Collection of Mary Memory Santa Monica CA.  Acquired in the 1980's via personal friend Jean Michel Cousteau (Jacques Cousteau son).  Cousteau acquired it from the National Museum in Port Moresby.)

Period/Date:  Mid 20th century

Materials:  Boars Tusks, bush string fiber, rattan

Description:  A collection of boars tusk ornament with nice color and patina.  The example in the top left is almost completely enclosed.  Many of them have original price tags and old labels.

Dimensions:   Length 3.75- 5.75"  (9.5-15 cm)

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