Illustration principale
Ornement de nez
Ontong Java, Solomon Islands, Mélanesie, 19ème siècle

Ecaille de tortue
Hauteur : 11,7

Provenance : Paula & Abraham Rosman, New York

Publié dans "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.
Prix : 2.200 euros
Illustration secondaire