Papua New Guinea, Lake Sentani, late 19th/early 20th century | Eight Adze Ceremonial Blades (Obligation Stones)
Papua New Guinea
Lake Sentani, late 19th/early 20th century
Eight Adze Ceremonial Blades (Obligation Stones)
carved and polished greenstone (Chloromelanite)
tallest height with stand: 28cm.; 11in.
An interesting and attractive group. Minor knicks to edges. Some surface scrathes. Pleasing variation to figure of hardstones.
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