Lot 97 - The Todd Barlin Collection Part III Oceanic Art - Sale AS0569

 
Lot 97
Three Old Traditional Ornaments, Amanab Area, remote West Sepik Province, PNG, A Fine Old Dog Tooth & A Shell Ring Necklace, Ramu River Area [3],
the two ornaments on the left are made from boar's tusks & worn only by a man who had killed an enemy in battle, the two boar's tusk ornaments were important symbols of a man's prowess in battle, see field photos for the way they were worn
L 15-39 cm, 35-50 cm
Estimate $300-500
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