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Shell Breastplate, Papua, early 20th C.

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Pre 1910   item# 399591 (stock# 1-0255)

Shell Breastplate, Papua, early 20th C.
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(0033) 6.70.73.32.84


Euros 250 

Breastplate made of a large central shell surrounded by smaller shells on either side, the whole group attached to a textile narrow belt to the back of which numerous pairs of cauries are also attached. Papua New Guinea, Southern Highlands, early 20th century, maybe earlier. Length (belt): around 37" (92,5 cm). A few side shells maybe missing, otherwise very good condition. Ex. old European collection.

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