Papuan Gulf Kina Shell

Kina Shell

Object Type: Kina shell currency and adornment

Locality: Mai Village Papuan Gulf Papua New Guinea

Artist: Unknown

Circa: 1920

Width: 20 cm


This beautifully balanced Kina Shell comes from Mai Village near Kerema in the Papuan Gulf. I have collected dozens of these but this one has exceptionally nice Tattoo dot designs and great balance. It would have been used as bride price and then later worn as a status adornment. It has a wonderful golden lustrous patina

Price: SOLD

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Papuan Gulf kina Shell

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