Massim currency

Massim Currency Axe head made of greenstone

Object Type: Currency

Locality: Sudest Island Milne Bay Provence Papua New Guinea

Artist: Unknown

Circa: 1900

Height: 24 cm

Description: Greenstone Massim Currency are still used today in the outer reaches of the Louisiade Archipelago as a part of the final bride price after the husband has died.  They are attached to a purely decorative axe handle made especially to make the stone axe heads look better.

This is a very thin and valuable example by local standards

Price: SOLD

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