Ontong Java, Solomon Islands, Melanesia, 19th century
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