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Aboriginal Pearl Shell Adornment

Old Aboriginal pearl Shell Adornment used as a child Pubic Covering

Object type: Adornment

Locality: Kimberley Western Australia

Artist: Unknown

Circa: 1960’s

Length: 16 cm

Description: Old and original pearl shell adornment used as a pubic covering on a hairstring belt.  You can tell by the piercing and incising that this is a good old example. it has lost some of its red ochre line infil in the complex interlocking key design.  Its smaller size and less precise line work indicates it was probably a childs shell

Price: SOLD

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