Celt (Currency Axe) - Papua New Guinea

Veins of taupe run and scatter down the length of the dark green, striated face of this beautiful currency stone. With its subtle color transitions and multitude of organic details, this wealth object takes on a painterly as well as sculptural aspect.

An old collection label (still attached) identifies the stone as originating from Misima Island in Southeast Papua New Guinea.

In good condition, some small chips to edges.

19th century
H: 7 1/4" W: 4"
Ex Henri Kamer
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