Rare Magic Bone Abelam People East Sepik Province Papua New Guinea 19th C
This very old magic bone is from the Abelam People in the East Sepik Provenance of Papua New Guinea. The deeply incised designs around the entire outside of the bone tube. Warm rich patina from handling. Dating from the late 19th Century
Provenance: Collected by Anthony Forge (1929-1991) Professor of Anthropology in the Faculties at ANU Canberra in the 1970s. He did extensive research in the Sepik River area in the 1960’s-70s.
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