Massim Adornment Rossel Island Bagi

Object Type: Adornment

Locality: Rossel Island Milne bay province Papua New Guinea

Artist: Unknown

Circa: 1950

Height as photographed: 50 cm

Description: This wonderful object is a back adornment from Rossel Island. Although it has a very similar appearance to Bagi from Sudest Island it, in fact, has a completely different use. It is not a currency but a prestige adornment. Identical adornments can be seen being worn on the inside cover of Harry Beran’s book entitled Massim. All the materials are non-European and it is completely intact.

Price: SOLD


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