Siassi Island Betelnut mortar

Siassi Island Betelnut mortar from the Huon Gulf Papua New Guinea for sale

Object Type: Betelnut mortar

Locality: Western Siassi island Huon Gulf Papua New Guinea

Artist: Unknown

Circa: 1940

Height: 16cm

Description: This quirky old Siassi island betelnut mortar was field collected in around 2008.  It has been used and has a good patina. there is still betelnut residue in the bowl  Huon Gulf figurative betelnut mortars come in such an imaginative array they are I believe an under-appreciated form of oceanic art.


Price: $900 AUD


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Siassi betelnut mortar

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