Oceanic Art - Shell Earrings, Papuan Gulf

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Earrings
Papuan Gulf, Papua New Guinea
Shell, glass trade beads, string
Early 20th century

Each: 1.75" (6.5 cm) long, 2" (5 cm) wide, .5" (1.4 cm) deep, 6.25" 15.8 cm) high as based

This unusual pair of earrings is composed of multiple (6 and 8) carved shell segments separated by small glass trade beads. The loop at the tops might have been strung on a circular piece that was inserted into pierced holes in the ears.
#4581

$700


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