Papuan Gulf Adornment

Chiefs adornment from the Papuan Gulf Papua New Guinea

Object Type: Pig tusk Necklace

Locality: Purari Delta Papuan Gulf Papua New Guinea

Artist: Unknown

Circa: 1930

Height on stand: 49 cm


In the Papuan Gulf people believe that these teeth are the teeth of a Gaint snake and do not realize they have been traded all the way from the Huon Gulf.  The more circular the tusk the more valuable and this example is full circle.  The tusk is made into a necklace using bush string and shell segments and is the most complete example I found in my may trips to the area.

Price: Sold

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Pig Tusk necklace from the Papuan Gulf

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Like many other artifacts, this object is not just an artifact it is art. Collectors from around the world collect art from different regions. This art is Tribal art. In reality, Tribal art or ethnographic art is art from around the world.
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