Oceanic Art -  Shell crown, Tahiti

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Oceanic Art -  Shell crown, Tahiti


This is a rare Tahitian shell crown from the collection of Tom Mix, silent cowboy film star of the 1920s. Made of hundreds of very tiny shells sewn onto a round fiber core, it measures 8.5 in diameter. There is one section about 1 wide that was recently restored please see photo.  #2279  SOLD
 

Oceanic Art -  Shell crown, Tahiti, side

Oceanic Art -  Shell crown, Tahiti, detail

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