A shell currency/exchange item or used for brideprice. Sepik Ambundi district Papua New Guinea. First halve twentieth century. Shell with inside of mother of pearl, Pelecypoda Mollusca. Item comes with custom made stand.
Private collection Mr. H.J. Minderman, collected in situ 1970-1980. Sold by his daughter in 1996, private collection Mr. S. Hesselberth, Schiedam, 2022.
Height 22,3 cm., width 24 cm. (without stand)
Good, some signs of use