Lot: 195

99th Auction

Pair of ear ornaments

Solomon Islands, Makira (San Cristóbal)

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Abe and Paula Rossman, New York, USA L: 5.5 inch / 5.9 inch 1500 EUR
plus 27 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

canarium nut shell, overmodeled with black clay-like mass and decorated with nautilus shell inlays, four strings each with applied shell discs and (human) teeth at the ends (one missing), clasps for attachment (horn)

Roger Neich & Fuli Pereira, Pacific Jewelry and Adornment, o.O. 2004, p. 109