Exchange Stone (Je)

$1,600.00

SKU: OA-205.1105 Category:

Description

Medium: Stone, fiber, palm raffia
Dimensions: H. 20.75
Origin: Balam Village, Dani Tribe, Asmat, Western Highlands, West Irian Jaya
Je stone of long and slender form with attached palm raffia skirt with fibre encircling just above center. Je stones played a dual roll as brides wealth at weddings and grave markers for funerals.
Provenance: Jeff Sadowski Collection 1996
Exhibited: Private Museum, Xiamen, China 2011