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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)

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.

Attractive and interesting group with typical minor chips to edges and some typical surface scrathing. Pleasing variation to figuring of hardstones.


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