New Guinea Conus Shell Necklace

This large tribal shell neckless, from the Aitape-Lumi District, Papua New Guinea, was worn to display one’s wealth, power and rank.  Shell money was considered a prized possession, not only as a commodity exchange, but also as a visual display of ornamentation and personal wealth.

Circa: 20th Century

Origin: New Guinea

Material: Conus Shell

Condition: Excellent

Dimensions: 13" Drop

Inventory number: JL3615



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