Massim Currency Sceptre

Massim Currency Sceptre

Object Type: Currency display

Locality: Sudest Island Papua New Guinea

Artist: Unknown

Circa: 1970’s

Height: 55 cm

Description: This rare form of Currency display was made to display Bagi shell currency during a funeral ceremony.  It appears to have been made for the funeral of Panaumara in 1973.

It is made of Kwila and has since had the Bagi removed. Its not ancient but it is a real tribally used object.

Price: $800 AUD

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