Illustration principale
Nose ornament
Ontong Java, Solomon Islands, Melanesia, 19th century

Tortoise shell
Height : 11,7

Provenance : Paula and Abraham Rosman, New York

Published in Kunstkammer, M. Doustar (2017), n°59
Ontong Java is a geographically-melanesian but culturally-polynesian atoll in the Malaita province of the Solomon Islands archipelago.
Turtle shell polished with sand, these nose ornaments were also wearable symbol of wealth.
Price : 2.200 euros
Illustration secondaire