Bipane Nose Ornament, Irian Jaya

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 and tiny inlaid shells.

Price on request

Insulinde Indonesian Arts