Massim Ancestor Figure Betel Nut Mortar Early 20thC New Guinea Trobriand Isands. Massim Ancestor Figure Betel Nut Mortar Early 20thC New Guinea Trobriand Islands. THE BOWL BELIEVED TO BE A MORTAR FOR GRINDING BETEL NUTS. AGE RELATED SPLIT TO REAR AND CHIP TO NOSE OF FIGURE (SEE PICS).FIGURE IS STABLE AND DISPLAYS WELL. ONLY AFTER VIEWING THE IMAGES TAKEN WITH FLASH DID I NOTICE AN OLD PRICE OF 8/- (8 SHILLINGS) WRITTEN ON THE BOWL. (See Pic #8) BECAUSE OF THE DARK PATINA THIS PRICE WAS NOT VISIBLE UNTIL HIGHLIGHTED BY THE FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY AND I HAVE NOT ATTEMPTED TO REMOVE IT. A NICE EARLY EXAMPLE OF A CLASSIC MASSIM CARVED FIGURE.
PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS. The item "New Guinea Trobriand Islands Massim Carved Figure Betel Nut Mortar Early 20thC" is in sale since Monday, July 9, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Pacific Islands & Oceania". The seller is "transcentury" and is located in Glen Waverley.
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