19th Century Tribal Papua New Guinea Stone Celt 'Currency Axe'

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About

Veins of taupe run and scatter down the length of the dark green, striated face of this beautiful currency stone. With its subtle color transitions and multitude of organic details, this wealth object takes on a painterly as well as sculptural aspect.

An old collection label (still attached) identifies the stone as originating from Misima Island in Southeast Papua New Guinea.

Comes with custom mount.

In good condition, some small chips to edges.

Details

  • Period
    19th Century
  • Condition
    Good
  • Dimensions
    7.25 in. H x 4 in. W x 0.25 in. D
    18 cm H x 10 cm W x 1 cm D
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU104803988573
About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2014

Located in New York, NY

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