Massim Currency Spatula

Object Type: Traditional currency display

Locality: Sudest island Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea

Artist: Unknown

Circa: 1900

Material: Carved turtle shell, Spondyly shell segments, and pandanus fiber string.

Height: 30cm

Description: This delightful Ghena money presentation spatula comes from Sudest Island in the Louisiade Archipelago. It is complete with its original spondylus shell money attached with bush string. According to Harry Beran, Ghena with birds heads at right angles are from the 19th century and this is certainly the case with this example. Some insect damage on the reverse as shown in photographs.

Price: Sold

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Massim Currency spatula

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