NAGA SHELL MULTI-FIGURE EAR ORNAMENT

Harry L Neufeld

Chang Naga - South Indian Ocean chank shell worn by a warrior, with tattooing figuratively symbolizing both human figure in headhunting exploits and mithun horns associated with a feast giver, an important man of wealth - bamboo or horn pick tied to the back would go through a pierced ear into its accompanying bamboo tube, also tied onto the back, and would suspend by the string over the ear - old, rare design piece - on base

$475.00

Artwork details

Origin

circa late 19th - early 20th century

Dimension

H 3IN x W 2.4IN

H 7.62CM x W 6.096CM

Provenance

Collected in Nagaland

Condition

Very good

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