Bipane nose ornament
Asmat, Southwest Irian Jaya
Shell, coix seeds, bees wax
First half 20th century
Width: circa 15 cm / 6"

Carved nose ornament made of clam shell and resembling a boar's tusk, the two halves joined in the center with bees wax and adorned with coix seeds & tiny inlaid shells.

Price on request

 

Frank Wiggers
Insulinde Indonesian Arts
Insulinde@aol.com

+1-415-488-0747

Frank Wiggers :: Nose Ornament, Irian Jaya