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Massim Ceremonial Pig with Inlaid Shell, Trobiand Islands, Papua New Guinea

$7,133.73

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Nice composition in Dense Bunukwa rainforest hardwood, inlaid shell and lime. Carved wooden pig, standing, tail straight and protrudes backwards with rows of carved zig zag lines on either side of the pig's body, heightened with inlaid shell. They were used as items of exchange. The sculpture was collected circa first half of 20th century is without restorations (often the tails are broken of) and is decorated with inlaid shell like Solomon Island objects.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 9.45 in. (24 cm)Width: 24.81 in. (63 cm)Depth: 7.88 in. (20 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
    Papua New Guinea
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    Unknown
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Leuven , BE
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 5021stDibs: LU3301121377342

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Located in Leuven , Belgium
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